Things We Love: Chic Storage

Jennifer Ferguson Mudroom design with baskets and hooks
Jennifer Ferguson via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

In any room in the house, extra storage space is always at a premium. 

 

organizing - chic storage in laundry room by Urban Grace
Urban Grace

 

If the storage space adds a punch to your decor,

 

Anne Hepfer

 

so much the better!

 

open shelving chic storage from the Fox Group
The Fox Group

 

For the perfect combination of form and function,  we love a variety of storage solutions.

 

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BHG

 

From glass cabinets that hold our morning routine,

 

storage in baskets at Studio Mcgee with library ladder and pendants
Office of Studio Mcgee

 

to stylish baskets for the busiest of offices.

 

bedroom Serena & Lily with storage trunk
Serena & Lily

 

A handsome trunk is the perfect touch at the foot of a bed.

 

storage bench Alyssa Rosenheck with teepee in playroom
Alyssa Rosenheck

 

We can’t get enough of this playroom.  The storage bench is the perfect way to tidy your toys!

 

arched bookcase with doors Jenkins interiors gold
Jenkins Interiors

 

From beautiful arched cabinetry,

 

Chic storage with Serena & Lily bathroom hamper and baskets
Serena & Lily

 

to hampers that are chic and functional,

 

storage jars and Serena & Lily stools in kitchen
Design Chic

 

and glass jars that hold kitchen staples, we are big fans of chic storage. 

What’s your favorite storage vessel?

 

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Kitchen Organizing for the New Year

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Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles – Joel Kelly Design

 

We normally post about kitchen organization on New Year’s. It seems like a great way to get a new year off to a fresh start. But, this year, we decided that maybe it makes more sense to get a jump on the kitchen organization just after the Christmas holiday.

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Studio Dearborn

 

There’s nothing worse than being in the midst of your favorite recipe and not being able to put your hands on the cumin. Or thyme. 

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Lynn Morgan Design

 

Well, I mean, of course there are far worse things, but, you know, it’s pretty inconvenient and totally avoidable.

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Lisa Luby Ryan Design

 

Essentially, what we’re saying is to begin the new year, the kitchen needs to be streamlined and organized and ready for anything. 

silverware organizing
One Kings Lane

 

Do you love the juxtaposition between this beautiful silver and these mason jars?!

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Jean Allsopp Photography

 

The first step on our list? Getting rid of EVERYTHING we don’t need. We empty all the drawers, all the cabinets and only put back the things we can’t live without. That is critical. 

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de Giulio 

 

It looks the best when it’s like this. But getting rid of all those stray coffee mugs and random pieces of china that somehow accumulate can be a real bummer.

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Cantley & Co

 

And that drawer full of K-Cups? It can be a total mess. But when they’re all lined up straight in perfect rows, it’s kind of magical, isn’t it? And it doesn’t take twenty minutes to find the decaf after dinner or that chamomile tea. So that’s pretty awesome.

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Cantley & Co

 

Speaking of tea… I have lots of tea. Lots and lots and lots. 

Miele coffee maker
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

And, of course, all that tea comes with some pretty cool accessories. When they’re all jumbled on a shelf they aren’t so great. But, when they’re perfectly lined and organized they are calm and wonderful, just as they are intended to be.

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BHG

 

We’re still perfecting the pot and lid situation. But we’re kind of loving the pots in one drawer and lids in the other. Definitely going to try that one out. 

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APD Architecture

 

This is what we want our after Christmas kitchen to look like.

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O’Brien Harris

 

So that, instead of worrying about where the trivets are, we can instead spend those precious moments doing what we love.kitchen organizing

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We can propose a toast to friends and family, laughter and love and creating the life that we’ve always dreamed of. 

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O’Brien Harris

 

If you ask us, a kitchen like this is a very, very good start.

 

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Things We Love: The Beauty of a Basket

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Architectural Digest

If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of, it’s stylish storage space. From stashing papers to stowing dirty laundry to concealing toys,  baskets are double-duty players when it comes to hiding your junk and displaying your good taste. They’re easy on the earth, easy on your wallet and go with every decor in any room. From the bathroom to the kitchen, there’s a place for natural fiber baskets in every space. Check out these beautiful ways to incorporate baskets into your design.

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Jenny Wolf Interiors

 

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Studio McGee

 

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Architectural Digest

 

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Spring Cleaning and Organizing your Home

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Sage Design

Good morning, chic readers! ‘Tis the season for… spring cleaning, of course! It may not technically be spring yet, but, we don’t know about you, but we like to be ready when spring is ready to make its arrival, as if tossing old shoes and organizing our sock drawers can usher it in a little faster. Plus, once spring arrives, who wants to be cooped up inside cleaning? Not us!

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Studio Dearborn

 

If you’re like us, the kitchen is not only the heart of the home. It’s also the place where everything seems to get dumped throughout the day! Sometimes it feels like the electronics are taking over! Docking Drawer charging and powering outlets in the kitchen are probably the most brilliant invention since the smart phone. Now we can charge all those devices without having an ounce of counter clutter. 

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We all know there’s never enough drawer space. There just isn’t. Fortunately, there are so many pretty ways to display all the attractive and practical things that live in the kitchen. 

Spring Cleaning and Organizing
Deane, Inc

 

If the kitchen is the winner of where everything gets dumped, the office is a very close runner up. 

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Studio Dearborn

 

Fortunately, there’s a Docking Drawer for the office too. It’s great for smaller electronics but also perfect for putting your laptop in the drawer for the night. For us, it’s out of sight out of mind… and if it isn’t out of sight then we’re on it!

Spring cleaning and organizing
Rockwood Cabinetry Photography

 

So, Docking Drawers for electronics are awesome. But Docking Drawers for the bathroom? A whole new level. The tangle of cords and jumble of the hairdryer, flat iron and curling iron is the bane of my existence.  This solution is totally practical. (And gets bonus points for being pretty!)

Spring Cleaning and Organizing
Architectural Digest

 

Whether you have tons of space in the bathroom, 

Spring cleaning and organizing
Sam Allen Interiors

 

Or a smaller nook to work with, there’s plenty of space for a Docking Drawer!

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BHG

 

Now that the cords and counter clutter problems are solved, there’s plenty of room for dreaming. Coffee in the bathroom, anyone? This morning kitchen is too beautiful for words–and how great to have that first cup without even walking to the kitchen?

Spring Cleaning and Organizing
BHG

 

We don’t know about you, but, for us, stacks of white, neatly folded towels are one of the simplest ways to add instant clutter-free appeal to the bathroom. 

Spring Cleaning and organizing
Studio McGee

 

If you’re lucky to have space for a big laundry room, you’re lucky enough. Making the best possible use of the space by hiding everything behind beautiful cabinetry is a bonus!

Spring Cleaning and Organizing
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And, of course, we’re spring cleaning our closets. They are our spring cleaning Everest… Packing for the five week The Secret to Southern Charm tour was a good start because it got me in the paring mood. (If you aren’t going to wear it in five weeks when are you really going to wear it?) What’s first on your spring cleaning list? 

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