Houzz Contributor. Hi There! I currently live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe as "collected."
I got into design via Landscape Architecture, which I studied at the University of Virginia. I've been writing about design online for quite a few years over at Hatch: The Design Public Blog.
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I noticed svmom's very astute question in The Buzz the other day and wanted to have everyone pitch in and help answer it! I think it's one we all have asked when we see a space like the one in the first image below.
Alright... for those of you with "nooks"... do they normally look this organized? (Please, be honest!). We are considering putting in something similar, and I am afraid it will "really" look like a dumping zone.
Svmom, while I don't have kids, I have definitely seen these work well and I've seen them look a mess. I can say I have NEVER seen Crocs lined up in a row like that! My nephews are lucky if they can find a pair of Crocs in the same color. The key is for those bottom cubbies to be closed (perhaps the bench lifts up or it has cabinet doors), and for each family member to have their own section. This lets everyone be realistically messy and keeps things looking neat from the outside. Just make sure that the bench has a child-proof latch so that it won't slam on little fingers. Also, make it a rule that there is one jacket per child on the hooks, and try to keep the ones they are not using in a closet.
I thought I'd throw this one out to everyone - what does your entryway look like and how do you keep it organized? What are some different ways you keep your entryway or mudroom organized? What has worked for you and what has failed? Please share photos if you have them!