March is here, and the long-standing tradition of “spring cleaning” will soon be upon us. A place for everything, and everything in its place, they say. But what about the little items that always seem to be without a proper home?
I’m currently working on a furniture project for a client who is begging for functional storage by her doors. Everyone can relate to an entryway cluttered with shoes, bicycle helmets, keys, pet leashes, books, packages to mail…. (should we go on?)
An entry console table is a nice option for the particularly tidy folk, but sometimes the space–and our lifestyles–call for a nice, big, accomdating chest. After purusing some of my favorite furniture makers, I thought I’d share my fabulous findings with you.
Whether you’re spring cleaning or spring hiding, consider an entry piece to help house those wandering odds and ends.
We all want accessories in our home that both look good and are functional. Stylish magazine holders can add great texture and color to a room. Jewelry boxes or trees on your bathroom countertop would be a great accessory for any girl. Roll up some bright colored bath towels, placing them in baskets or trunks in your bathroom or use them for blankets in your family/TV room. Store your DVD’s in a basket verses metal stands.
Global Views: Artisan Jewelry Box (Above)
Interlude Home: Posner Hide Tray (Below)
Interlude Home: Long Point Baskets (Above)
Interlude Home: Amir Travel Trunks (Below)
Global Views: Trapunto Magazine Holder (Above)
Global Views: Arabesque Magazine Rack (Below)
Global Views: Cuckoo Necklace Tree (Above)
I want to feature this week Lexington’s Twilight Bay Collection. An inspired interpretation of French and American styling, Twilight Bay makes a fresh design statement in three unique finishes – Chestnut, Antique Linen and Driftwood. Lexington.com
With this line they have executed unique, updated, and fresh quality pieces. This finish is extraordinary. Further, the storage capabilities are function and fashion.
The Harley Cabinet is 32½W x 87H x 20D in. What a distinctive and exciting way to provide yourself with extra closet space. Towels, shoes, linens … the list is endless.
The Halsey Bunching chests, for once, supply enough storage to really organize and break down all of your accessories. Does your husband come home every night and lay his keys, wallet, change on the night stand or the kitchen counter? This piece provides enough storage to completely compartmentalize. A place for your things scarves, belts, sunglasses, stationary, remote controls … just a few ideas. A space for everything that you never have a place for!
The Olivia Tray Table, finally a piece both stylized and useful. This piece provides pull out trays for your glass/cup of coffee while the other shelves are used to intentionally store and display items. This allows you to place your things systematically without always having to shift items around in order to make your furniture functional – You can actually use it!!!
I am so excited about these pieces!!!
Organizing is the act of rearranging elements following one or more rules.
Anything is commonly considered organized when it looks like everything has a correct order or placement. But it’s only ultimately organized if any element has no difference on time taken to find it. In that sense, organizing can also be defined as to place different objects in logical arrangement for better searching.
Organization in your space doesn’t have to be defined or boxed in. For instance, if your home has a modern flow you typically live minimally. All things have its space for presentation. Clean lines and no clutter. Personal belongings typically are stored out of sight, sometimes in creative capacities.
Other spaces for a lady who is Urban Minded, but is not interested in the perfection that often comes with a modern environment, there are other appearances of organization. A fluffy couch with a quilt draped over it, books intentionally stacked on a coffee table with a tea cup by its side will look intentional.
Choose your design style to support your realistic lifestyle.