Hello there! I'm Erika Ward, Owner and Principal Designer of Erika Ward Interiors. It's my greatest pleasure to inspire you to live well, to live in style, and to extinguish the myth that style and budget are mutually exclusive. Read more about my design philosophy and my work at http://www.blulabelbungalow.com
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It's that time of the year again when we go through the biannual sort, donate, purge and keep routine. Home and organization is not for the faint at heart. It is especially difficult when we know the finished line is near, but are still faced with the dilemma of storing the stuff we decided to keep.
Are you meticulously searching, like a detective, for unused nooks and crannies to stash your stuff? Consider leaving more things out in the open. Yes, where everyone can see. It's all in the arrangement. Take notes from these Houzzers who make it work.
Your grandmother's heirlooms shouldn't be destined for a dusty box just because you don't own a china cabinet. Place them on an open shelving display. Arrange the pieces by color so that they appear as a collection, even if they are not.
With the help of tightly woven baskets and vintage tin containers, the laundry room becomes deceptively inviting. You may even stick around to fold a load before bed on the generous counter space. Any excuse to use the table lamp will do.
Home offices are some of my most favorite spaces to explore with colorful storage. Not only do they help with the mundane chore of sorting bills, they also perform double duty as invigorating color boosters to a neutral palette.
Climb the walls as high as you can in an effort to preserve precious floor space. This convenient built-in hub houses major appliances, offers space for decorative display, and even camouflages the radiator.