This playroom exudes personality — from the initials on the wall to the deer art and graphic rug. School locker-inspired cabinets provide a great storage space for toys and supplies and also serve as a place to display art, candles and a lamp. The fireplace and wicker chair add a homey feel to the room.
This bathroom gets more of a vintage feel with pedestal sinks and wood walls. It is tucked into the upper level of a farmhouse and was designed by Michelle Fries. She made up for the lost under-sink storage by using open shelving with baskets to hold supplies.
Can’t reach the items you’ve stored in your upper kitchen cabinets? A pull-down shelf is the perfect solution; in this space, it makes coffee and tea supplies easily accessible. This kitchen’s cabinets were designed to be deeper than industry standards to maximize storage capacity and accommodate all of the deluxe pull-outs and cabinet organization products.
By designating dead space below wall cabinets as coffee cup storage, Sarah and John were able to free up two shelves that now keep baby feeding supplies neatly organized. The hanging coffee cup rack was installed directly into the bottom of the cabinets with screws; the rack pulls out and slides forward keeping cups within easy reach.
The sleek finish of these cabinets provides style and storage at the wet bar. The nook is a great size for staying out of the way, while still storing supplies and adding accent colors with fun decorations. The mix of neutral tones add depth to the space and complement the light neutral walls and darker neutral floor tile.
A white hutch is a catchall for toys and craft supplies in the country-inspired hallway of HGTV Dream Home 2014. Located just around the corner from the kids' bedroom, the storage space is always within reach but conveniently out of the way. Lined with red wallpaper, the hutch fits in perfectly with the red and white color palette.
Behind its glossy façade, this kitchen island conceals tons of hidden storage. A roll-out drawer under the sink is the perfect spot to stash cleaning supplies, while a slim pull-out cabinet holds plastic wrap and aluminum foil. When closed, the dishwasher is concealed with the same sleek finish as the rest of the island.
In the dining room at the 2014 HGTV Smart Home, this dark stained buffet offers storage for both dinnerware and office supplies. The black stain of the wood complements other black elements in the room. Gray can be found on the ceiling and in the rug, echoing the light hues in the butler's pantry.
A vintage kitchen cupboard handed down from my parents does double duty in a hallway as storage for gift wrap and shipping supplies, kitchen linens and other items. Figuring out where to store things in a historic home is a perennial problem but not as challenging as in previous homes. A small portion of my vintage suitcase collection on top of the hutch once functioned as a much-needed storage tower of suitcases and room divider in the closet-free two-room apartment where I lived with my husband in New York City's East Village. The "Pray for Atlanta" artwork is by beloved Atlanta artist R. Land. A metal basket holds my son's sports equipment and vintage wooden tennis rackets, which we still use.
When you want flexibility with your wall storage, the new Perch line from Urbio is a good solution. Designed to be modular, the vessels and wall plate in this wall organization system are magnetic and come in three- or five-piece starter kits that keep plants, kitchen utensils, art supplies and more within easy reach. The Perch line includes 3M Command Strips for easy installation and damage free removal, or stows for a more permanent placement.
Before the renovation, this loft was cluttered with a limiting layout and the homeowner's business papers scattered around the space. Now, the layout of the room is much more functional. The blue accent wall creates a focal point in the living area of this rustic loft, while the whitewashed cabinet softens the bold, blue color and serves as a functional storage piece for supplies and papers. In the center of the space, the coffee table perfectly fits the design, providing a versatile space for work and play. To help connect the living space with the adjoining master suite, an industrial pendant light and airy curtain give these loft spaces seamless cohesion.
This home in Decatur, Georgia outside Atlanta has five boys all under the age of 5, which means lots of mess. Designer Gina Sims solved that "problem" by creating an adult nook in the kitchen where the boys' art supplies are hidden away in the buffet. Sims advising going up when it comes to design and other elements you want to keep out of kids' reach. "The wine storage went up the wall out of reach, and we added impactful art, lighting and window treatments to draw the eye up," says Sims. Sims was also strategic in her choice of materials for the seating. "The plastic molded chairs are easily wiped down (or hosed off!) and the machine made (read: inexpensive) rug has lots of color and pattern which hide stains," notes Sims.