Saturday, April 30, 2011

Strut your stuff ...

Don't be embarrassed to show what you've got. It just takes a bit of organization and a handsome buffet, bookcase or cabinet to make storage solutions a design star in your home.

Both of these antique sideboards take center stage in their settings. To get the look, utilize old baskets, bins and vintage luggage to corral odds and ends, then, bring in complementary accessories to personalize the space. Photos via Decor Pad (above) and Eclectic Revisited (below).

Old pie safes, like the one shown below left, offer plenty of storage. These former kitchen staples add simple, rustic charm to a variety of living spaces. This one was photographed by Lisa Cohen.

Above, The Inside Story brings the magnetic presence of industrial chic into focus. Metal lockers, safes, and furnaces can take on the role of cabinetry with dramatic results.

Old card catalog cabinets are ready to store all sorts of knick-knacks. Image from The Inside Story

Give the guests something lovely to look at while visiting the loo. Crisp, clean linens and bath accessories star in the classic cabinet above. Photo via Brabourne Farm.