On The Hunt: Industrial Storage

I'm dreaming up storage ideas for a home I'm renovating at the moment, and am having a bit of an inspiration overload moment (IOM, if you will). There are so, so many great options on the market, and industrial, vintage design is at the top of my list. There's nothing I'd love more than a well-loved pile of drawers.

Yet which route to choose? Lockers? Library catalog drawers? Letterpress stations? The possibilities are endless, and there's a case for each:

Image Credit: Marie Claire Maison

WOOD
If you're in the market for a wood, investment piece, a library catalog or letterpress system is perfect if you're an organization queen. Ideal for entryways, you can house sunglasses, scarves and miscellaneous out-the-door accessories all in one handy spot. Bonus? The closed drawers hide piles of clutter.

Image Credit: Country Living

TIN
Less clean-looking, but undoubtedly more quirky, metal, open shelving is also a delight of mine. The particular design above keeps clutter in tact with crate-style drawers, but still maintains an open feeling. Lovely!

Image Credit: Emmas Design Blogg

STEEL
Locker-style metal cabinets? Yes, indeed. Super functional and surprisingly chic, I'm keeping this option on the short list for my own home.

Which do you prefer, sweet readers? Masses of tiny drawers or one big closet? Metal, wood, or perhaps iron? Or are you sick of industrial storage solutions completely? Spill it!

Tags: , , , , , ,

With bins like these…

We live in New England in a 101 year old house and, go-figure, those crazy ancient New Englanders never really considered a play-room option when building their homes.  Thus, we have no place other than our living room for our son and all of his toys to be.  I knew even before he was born that good storage was going to be key to keeping our living room organised.  Thankfully, there are a ton of great options out there, but for today I am focusing on the ubiquitous fabric storage bin.

We currently use these hampers from Land of Nod in both our son's room and in the living room.  We love the color, we love the simplicity and we love that toys are out of sight when in them…but that last point sort of bugs our son as he isn't able to reach the top of the bin to get things out.

(more…)

Tags: , , , ,