DIY Project: Minimalist Shelving

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I’m one of those antsy homeowners that loves to change up her space every month or so. By switching out art prints or throw pillows or yes, even knick-knacks, I’m continually transforming my home’s personality in an attempt to fight the dreaded decorating boredom. After all, if I freshen up small corners of my home often enough, I’ll keep my eyes from wandering to the bigger projects, yes? (Here’s hoping!)

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Try It: Headboard Storage

I love our bedroom more than any space in our home – it’s cozy, Scandinavian-inspired and features a charming wooden sauna we’ve built in the connecting suite. Yet one thing it does lack? Storage. Although my husband and I both have nightstands, it seems the books, magazines, bedside alarm clocks, hand lotion and baby monitor often pile atop each other until we’ve created a chaotic zone out of a calming retreat. Naturally, this headboard that boasts double-duty storage is calling my name…

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On Displaying Collections

I’ve always been a collector of curiosities, from the time I gathered dozens of typewriter ribbon tins to the massive stash of vintage Bingo cards I keep hidden in my credenza. Yet when it comes to displaying such collections, I often hit a roadblock: how can I showcase my favorites without cluttering my home?

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Spotlight: Cube Shelving

Modular shelving has been around for years, and I’ve never exactly been a fan. They always seemed a bit “college dorm room” to me, likely because of those plastic crates I sported for four years during university. (Surely I wasn’t the only one who used them as bookshelves, makeshift dressers and more?)

But then I spotted these images from Petra Bindel’s portfolio, and instantly, my mind shifted. No longer are cubes synonymous with late night pizza and final exams. Instead, modular shelving can suddenly seems chic, smart and incredibly sophisticated.

I suppose it’s all in the styling, yes? Any collection can make or break a room, and when displayed in such an unexpected manner, the look definitely pops.

How do you feel about modular shelving? Yay or nay?

Images: Petra Bindel and All The Way To Paris for Danish MUUTO

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Why Don’t You…?

Image via Emmas Designblogg

… transform a spare cabinet into additional shoe storage? Equal parts form and function (after all – who doesn’t want to showcase all of that gorgeous footwear?), a display cabinet is the perfect solution to a closet bursting at the seams.

What do you think? Would you display your shoes the same way you display your dishes? Or is the look a bit too industrial and cluttered for your taste?

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