My Houzz: Family of Five Live (almost) Clutter-freeTransitional Living Room, San Francisco
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8. Makeshift family mudroom in San Francisco. Parents Adrian Booth and Jennifer Fetner-Booth are raising their three young kids in a three-bedroom home in San Francisco, and they’re trying a clutter-free design approach in decorating their spaces. This section of the living room with a modern Blu Dot modular bookcase also serves as a mudroom and a catchall for things like shoes. “The bookcase in the living room acts as the family staging area, since we don’t have a mudroom,” Fetner-Booth says. The framed silhouette family portraits that hang above it were a DIY project.Read more about this Northern California home
Storage Problem: ShoesSolution: Mixed living room shelving. Instead of devoting all your living room shelving to books and media, alleviate some of the doorway clutter by reserving space for shoes and the like. A modular shelving system like the one shown here can easily handle books and shoes, as well as provide a spot for sitting.
One section of the living room also serves as a mudroom. “The bookcase in the living room acts as the family staging area, since we don’t have a mudroom,” says Fetner-Booth. She made the framed silhouette portraits that hang above it.Shelves: Blu Dot