Layered rugs give this colorful, eclectic home office a unique look by mixing style and straying from traditional style norms. Stacked wooden boxes on the desk provide extra storage for knickknacks and act as a textural, homemade art piece.
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 white countertop protects the top and corners of an island from daily dents and dings in this contemporary kitchen. In addition to the cabinets above the double ovens, cubby hole shelves provide extra storage that's perfect for lunch boxes and backpacks.
Give them sweet dreams of world travel in this creative nursery. The world map hangs behind a white box crib with colorful linens. Ample storage is added under the crib that's easy to stow away and keep the room looking sweet and clean.
The way you choose to file your paperwork is entirely up to you. If you have the available closet space, an excellent and convenient way to file important papers is to use magazine holders, label them accordingly and line them up on the shelf for quick reference. An often forgotten set of needed paperwork is instructions and appliance pamphlets. Separate folders or holders should be created for them, too. So, if the microwave breaks or DVD player starts skipping, you'll know exactly where to go. Tip: For a budget-friendly filing solution, cut and paint cereal boxes to serve as repurposed magazine holders.
Forget plain old paintings and sketches -- the art in this teen's room is a unique combination of antique tennis racquets and an oversized metal initial. Rustic plaid linens are complemented with contemporary-inspired -- and matching -- striped pillow, throw blanket and window treatments. Antique record boxes serve as a storage space-packed bedside table.
This jewel box of a kitchen makes use of every inch, here hanging a storage cabinet above the sink. The opaque glass cabinet doors are practical as well, allowing you to see what's inside. The kitchen walls are the same tiles as the bathroom to create continuity in such a small area.
This clever storage solution was made out of a plywood box placed between two wall studs. It’s based on the traditional wall safe only we added a few hooks and drawers to create a unique way to stow necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. A light above the picture frame makes it easy to find your jewels.
When David’s not working in his busy west-side shop he’s tooling around the house or working from his home office. The desk was created by topping a pair of vintage file boxes with thick glass - a smart move if you need storage but don’t want a big, bulky desk with drawers. The graphic overscale calendar with its bold black and white design feels like a piece of art.
This closet is actually located in the open corner of a studio apartment, where fashion expert Lindsay Albanese shoots her YouTube videos. Designer Lucinda Pace of Laurel & Wolf found that Lindsay was using her clothes closet for storing boxes, paper towels, and other miscellaneous items, while her clothes hung on collapsible rolling racks. The designer created this “Style Studio” for Lindsay along one wall to act as clothing storage, a video set and an apartment design element all in one. The chaise, formerly a catchall for un-hung clothes, was reupholstered in ivory microsuede, and now serves as the perfect place for Lindsay to interview guests.