I have been going to the library to borrow books I can’t afford (or books I don’t want to buy before seeing if it’s worth buying!) so I thought I’d share with you some of my favourites.. and the favourites within the favourites.
Now. I’m a storage whore. I LOVE storage… boxes, folders, tins, bottles, armoires, bureaus, secretaires, cupboards…
So there were LOADS of storage candy in Tessa Evelegh’s House Beautiful: Storage Workshop book: (yes yes I know it’s an old book)
Here’s one way to hide the messy, uncoordinated books and bits in the lounge room: get a pretty bookcase with interesting doors, not just glass fronts, but chicken wire… hidden but not really!
What a way to fill an otherwise empty corner of the house, a secretaire filled with similarly monochromatic books and bits. It’s all in the details, and shows that the owner has truly paid this otherwise neglected corner some attention and thought. I love it. Perfect corner to write thank you cards and letters or pay bills.
What about this gigantic dresser in the dining room? A darkwood dresser displaying a stunning array of white cook and tableware. The pieces jump out… while the dark wood adds some stability and solidness.
[I’m not sure about exposing all them pieces… in Australia there would be a layer of dust in a few days!]
But what about displaying your whites in an almost-all-white room?
Now… glass. Glass is good. I love glass :)
We just saw dark dresser holding white china. Now… what about white room holding darker pieces? I love the collection of antique wooden turned candlesticks against the creamy white walls. The colour of the warm wood is reflected in almost everything else, even the pet dog! And all against white walls and floorboards.
But I think if it were me, I’d go for something like this… white walls, white interest in white dresser, holding brilliant cabbage chinaware:
And if you had a humongous walk in closet (where money was no issue), displaying one’s work shirts like this would be cool (also please hire a maid to do all that folding cos I ain’t doing that).
Now, have a guess… what room is this? A sauna? A spa? A theatre?
No! It’s a kitchen! Apparently fully spec-ed out too! Dunno if it’s my style, but it’s a stunner nevertheless.
And lastly, I did find this particularly pleasing to the eye:
I might do this… painting my closet a different colour than off-white. Really lends a touch of special to the place you store all your clothes.
Hope you enjoyed my favourites from Tessa Evelegh’s House Beautiful: Storage Workshop.