Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 2:10 pm
Posted by Jenny Hudson
Around this time every year there comes a day when the first real rays of sunlight shine through the windows. On that day we’ll look around the room and then back at each other and I’ll say, “Look at the dirt on those windows!” I’ll look around again and think, “Look at the dust. Look at those cobwebs.” This will lead to thoughts and plans of spring cleaning, only half (OK a quarter) of which will ever come to fruition. That day arrived yesterday.
Next month it will be a year since we moved into our new house. We’ve been so busy since then that we still haven’t fully unpacked or put our own stamp on the place. One of the reasons is that we have very little storage space and with no place to put away our clutter it’s still sat there in boxes. My tolerance levels towards domestic untidiness are probably a little higher than they should be but there is a limit. Hence the sudden interest in ample but stylish storage solutions.
Top: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright is one of Hunkydory Furniture’s War of the Worlds sideboards. Designed by Toby Davies this unit is made from zebrano veneer and orange glass and is made in limited quantities. At £1,550 this is a quite a bit beyond my budget but it’s so beautiful. This is one for my dream home.
The handsome 12-drawer apothecary cabinet above is made in the US by Red Rooster Bed and Breakfast Folk Art. The cabinets are available in a number of colourways and can be displayed both horizontally and vertically. Cabinets cost around £123 in Sterling.
This study chest of drawers started life as a pumpkin crate from W H Timms & Sons and has been reclaimed and restored by Relic Interiors. Again, this is not cheap at £1,195.00 but the price tag reflects the care and craftsmanship that has gone into making this. Find out more on their blog.
The Stroller Desk is designed by Steuart Padwick and sold by Made.com. (Check out their website if you haven’t done so already. They have some beautiful and reasonably priced pieces.) I love the central storage compartment and pull up mirror. This is priced at £299.
Now this cabinet is an ideal choice to store all those bits and bobs that usually end up rattling around the kitchen drawer; birthday cake candles (why do I keep these?), drawing pins, paper clips, safety pins, plastic bag ties and old champagne corks. Created by Arabesque the beautiful patterns and illustrations have been created using the technique of pyrography or wood burning. The price is £250.
An finally the Bailey Chest of Drawers is from Graham and Green. Again this is outside of my budget at £1,595.00 but think of the space you’d save. Another one for my dream home.