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3 affordable, visually inspiring storage solutions

I share my life with a New-Zealander who loves leaving his clothes anywhere on the floor (and that includes our bedroom AND the bathroom!), a gorgeous child who loves having as many colourful toys to clash with my love for white interiors as possible, a dog and a bunny so like most family homes, our home can/will look messy very quickly. Granted, we are very lucky to have a spacious family home which looks quite minimalist since the house renovations but it doesn’t happen magically. I actually regularly go through our things on a weekly and monthly basis to keep clutter at bay and our home tidy and while I’m all for honest posts and real-life stories, this is obviously not what I post on my Instagram because I never found it inspiring to live in a mess or to look at a messy room. It actually stresses out the hell out of me :-) and I think I share enough personal stuff on the blog or Instagram without adding to your misery, the dreadful vision of our family mess but hey…we do have it too!

Vintage filing cabinet love

Thank you for your lovely comments over the weekend…My Dad goes in hospital on 8th, will know better then. A few years ago, Elodie sourced a beautiful vintage filing cabinet which successively has been used in her home as a kitchen cupboard (in Lille), a shoes cupboard (in Barcelona) and is now being used as a filing cabinet to store all the family papers in Paris. Eventually I found one for our home and this month, I also found one for the shop. Last year, while Mila and I were making cards, I also made labels and allocated one drawer per family member including Lucas, which now allows me to store all our paperwork (bills, mortgage infos, insurance, Mila’s drawings, Lucas’ vet details etc) in one place rather than having them spread around the house… total bliss and it looks good! Now that all our papers are sorted, the next thing I want to do is a gorgeous moodboard on the wall with masking tapes like Tine K did in her home (pic 1). 1. …

I like this…

I saw the image below on Rom 1.2.3. and suddenly my heart skipped a beat. Can you see what I can see…La…dans le coin a droite…oui…there in the right corner! Look at these three little beauties of vintage crates turned into storage…The perfect combination of vintage and modern, smooth and rough. I have two of these at home that regularly change function/room from bedside table to coffee table to storage from lounge to home office and currently they are in Mila’s bedroom but I would be quite happy to turn them into a storage unit on wheels like this…The idea is not new and Sally and Mark from Baileys Home and Garden suggested a whole unit out of vintage crates but this is a bit too much for me. I like little vintage touches in contemporary interiors not the whole shabang. What do you think? Do you like it? Image 1 from Rom 1.2.3 | Image 2 from Baileys Home and Garden J’ai vu cette photo dans Rom 1.2.3 (un magazine Norvegien) et mon coeur …

I like this…

Sorry guys, I’m posting this as a memento for myself because my computer is SO slow, I need to throw away some stuff and I want to keep this in mind because I like the look of the storage boxes on the right hand side with the brown labels. I think they sell similar boxes at Ikea. I also love the moody mood board on the left which is quite dramatic with its B&W images. Something like this would be fab for a home office http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

I like this…simply perfect

I love these cupboards – which if I remember well from various features in mags – are from Abigail’s home http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs