Friday, October 10, 2014

LIVING PRETTY: HOW TO HIDE YOUR STUFF IN PLAIN SIGHT

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently shared a quick peek of my dining room and received lots of compliments on how great this corner of the room looks. In addition to the kudos and compliments,  people also seemed to want to know "where do you stash all the clutter that comes with living in a household with 5 children?"  To be honest, the dining room doesn't always look this spotless (gasp!), but using clever storage tricks makes it quite simple to take the room from clutter to classic chic in minutes.

Here's a picture of the other side of the dining room which features a wooden chest of drawers I scored at HomeGoods several years ago.  Because our house is over 90 years old I went with a more traditional design for the main areas of the house (ie kitchen, living room and dining room) but added interesting touches along the way (like the cheetah print pillows seen here).  Yes, it's a pretty room, but it's also quite practical.

So where do I stash the clutter?  Here's a quick breakdown of the smart and unexpected storage solutions that make this area the room's best kept secret:

As you can see, thinking outside of the box is key when setting up a multifunctional space.  My favorite pieces in the room are my lacquered jewelry box and the vinyl upholstered chairs (completely wipeable and super easy to clean). 

Do you have a best kept secret feature in your home? Or are you looking for ways to incorporate smart storage solutions?  Let's connect!  Email me here .

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