Guest Picks: Contain Yourself
My family always has things to store. Whether it's our blankets in the winter or our summer party supplies, things always have to be put away. Luckily for us, there are oodles of creative options available that are both beautiful and utilitarian. — Shannon from Shannon Berrey Design
Colorblock Utility Basket, Large - $138
These baskets are great for storing your fall blankets, and the great color-blocked detail makes them so fresh.
Wire Wall Basket - $20
I don't have a lot of unused floorspace in my studio, so this wire basket that hangs on the wall is the perfect spot to store all of my blueprints.
Raffia Trays - $34
These raffia trays are offered in really nice usable sizes. I would use the smallest, 12" x 12", on a bedside table. The texture is so pretty, and it would be perfect for holding a few magazines.
Pressed Silver Jewelry Boxes, Set of 2 - $69
Look closely and you can see the botanical images created from vintage wallpaper in these jewelry boxes. I love their vintage feel and think that my jewelry would be really happy sitting in here.
Canvas & Wood Crate - $49
The crossbars on these crates are such a great detail. These would provide excellent storage for all the extra TP rolls in the bathroom.
The Graduate 6 Pack Cooler Tote - $26
Tote it in style! This lightweight carrier is so cute, and it comes with an attached bottle opener.
Straw iPad Case - $30.50
This iPad case has such a pretty vintage look. The outside is made of straw with scalloped metal-edge details, and the inside is soft vegan leather. Flip it open and it becomes its own stand.
Vintage Melmac Lunch Trays Texas Ware by Maggie's Shop Therapy - $13.99
I wasn't a fan of my school cafeteria lunches, but I fondly remember the stacks of pastel lunch trays. These vintage, compartmentalized trays would be so pretty for storing jewelry on a teenager's vanity.
Vintage Decanter Tray, Vintage Penthouse by Wil Shepherd Studio - $56
This tray is gorgeous! Imagine it full of crystal decanters and glass bottles sitting atop a bar. The brass fittings have such a great patina and look so wonderful against the soft sheen of the worn chrome.
Ridiculously Cool Ash Tray Organizer by Remixed Stitches - $28
Hello, blast from the past! Remember the days when there were ashtrays on airplanes? Yes, kids, it's true. Well, here they are repurposed as the coolest storage trays ever. Wouldn't this be great on a man's dresser for storing loose change?
Vintage 3-Tray Stacking Office File by Woskab Studios - $95
I know this vintage stacking tray was originally used in an office, but wouldn't it be a fun way to serve cupcakes? You could place the napkins and plates on the bottom tray and fill the top two trays with the cupcakes. And it would make transporting everything easy.
Wood Serving Tray with Rugged Forged Iron Handles by Bacon Square Farm - $95
You had me at "rugged forged iron handles." This could live happily in so many places, but I think I might use it as a a little coffee bar.
Vintage Enjoy Serving Tray Typography Black by Wool Trousers - $21
This plastic tray is almost too awesome to fill with anything. The black plastic and faux wood grain combined with the greatest font (which also contains some good reminders of what we all need to enjoy) make a wonderful place to drop your keys at night.
Modern Stripe Bottle Vase by Dahl Haus - CAD 44
Even without a colorful bouquet, these handmade vases are still so bright all on their own.
Hanging Candle Holder, Hanging Vase Holder by Leslie Palafox - $10
I would love to fill a backyard with a dozen of these hanging holders. For a brunch, I would fill them with water and float a peony. At night, I would add little votives. But, honestly, my most favorite idea would be to hang one in my daughter's room for her goldfish.
Versatile Beverage Bucket - $129.99
This extra large brass bucket just has the most perfect patina. And the great arched handle can be lowered or raised. This is a great way to serve all your chiiled drinks.
Wicker Umbrella Stand - $129
We all have umbrellas. I hate digging through the front closet for mine when I need it. This great wicker stand would be so helpful and beautiful at my front door.
Still Life iPad Case - $248
Believe it or not, this lovely still-life painting contains an iPad. It's a one-of-a-kind case created from repurposed canvas and has a padded interior. It's perfect.
Pantone Boxes - $20
I can imagine redoing my studio storage and using nothing but these Pantone Boxes stacked from top to bottom!