Saturday, February 26, 2011

Shutter bug ...

I still think hefty plantation shutters look fabulous on windows. But, I have to say I'm really beginning to like shutters here, there and everywhere else as well.

Los Angeles interior designer Brooke Giannetti knows how to pull a room together. Just look how she uses shutters to bring focus to wall space in the photo above and below left. Beautiful!
And, Chic Coles creates a focal point on the wall behind a simple chest (below right).


Full length doors and shutters add instant drama to rooms regardless of design style. I'm particularly fond of the way these simple pieces with rough finishes work so well with the glamour of crystal chandeliers. Images below via Interiors and All Things Pretty (left) and Eclectic Revisited (right).


Why not to put your shutters to work? From holding kitchen utensils to serving as a keepsake board for notes and art, shutters provide attactive storage solutions. Photos below from Goodbye House, Hello Home (left) and Martha Stewart (right).


What a clever solution for hanging coats and hats via Shes Smart.

Turn a shutter horizontally, mount brackets and secure another shutter to serve as a shelf. Paint all in a shade to coordinate with your decor and attach coat hooks. Then, simply affix the unit to a wall for a conversation starter. Brilliant!

Since I am focused on the arrival of Spring, it's all about outdoors right now. So, I am loving the potting area below with a wall constructed of multiple hanging shutters suspended from the roof eaves. This space is a slice of heaven in my mind!

Image via Brooke Giannetti.


Notre Vie Juteuse said...

What a great idea. You can find old shutters around france, think I might have to keep my eyes open.