Holly Marsh set out to conquer the entryway clutter issue by turning a common household item into a clever organizational system. She found this vintage shutter at a local thrift store and hung it up next to the back door where everyone comes and goes. Then, she placed S hooks and clothespins on the wooden slats to hold everyone's keys and outgoing mail, invitations and other important memos. An old wooden box below keeps often-worn shoes contained, too. Now there's no excuse for missing keys, lost invites or misplaced bills.
A closer look at the central courtyard reveals green shutters that match those along the villa's exterior. By putting these here as well, the landscape architects created cohesion between the two spaces.
"The mirrored doors above the fireplace add depth and interest on their own; the fact that they conceal the TV is a bonus," says designer Vern Yip. "The severe lines of the shutters are softened by simple drapery panels that also help frame the large sectional.