{inspiration: shoes for display}

Came across this charming apartment on a garden square in Bayswater, London that uses antique display cases for shoes and have always loved this storage solution.

It reminded me of an earlier post of a place {below} that used
beautiful library storage as a sophisticated display case for shoes and clutches that were simply too pretty to hide away . . .

{see also:}
random inspiration
> another great shoe storage solution

{images: 1 - apartment living by Caroline Clifton-Mogg, photography by Winfried Heinze; 2 - tearsheet from a back issue of livingetc. originally posted on February 27, 2008}

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I love this display, of course one would need worthy shoes before one put them in such a fine display cabinet. I must start my collection immediately!!

October 29, 2008  
Anonymous juliette c. said...

It is a very revolutionary, and still stylish, idea!

October 29, 2008  
Blogger Songy said...

That's an idea. However, How many cabinets do I need to buy?... decisions decisions..lovely look at though.

October 29, 2008  
Blogger All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Dear G - beeeautiful post
tho just wanted to let you know - your link doesn't work

Hugs bug


October 29, 2008  
Blogger Jozette said...

What a fun way to display the shoes. I wish I had room in my bedroom for that type of storage. Those are beautiful pieces of furniture!

October 29, 2008  
Blogger diamondsinchampagne said...

I just love that idea, I believe my shoes and bags are pieces of art. It's nice to show them off when you arn't wearing them.

October 29, 2008  
Blogger please sir said...

I LOVE THIS IDEA! I've seen a close-up of a similar idea, but I love seeing it all together - perfection!

October 29, 2008  
Blogger Ms Unreliable said...

Such a beautiful idea. I must start working on training my significant other to accept decorating ideas such as these.

October 29, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday, and thanks for stopping in to say hello.

Felicity – thanks so much for letting me know about the link – fixed now :)


October 29, 2008  
Blogger That Girl Designs said...

Now this is a great idea. Can be seen, but no dust!

October 29, 2008  
Blogger thevintagechair said...

what a beautiful way to display accessories!! However, I'd be spending WAY too much on cabinets because I have WAY too many shoes and bags! ha! have a great week!

October 29, 2008  
Blogger LindsB said...

I love this! Using shoes as art, this is great for people who live in a city and lack storage space. Now off to start my expensive/pretty shoe collection that I can display too :)

October 29, 2008  
Blogger ZenadiaDesign said...

This is so perfect! My family has a good collection of those display cases like those and now I know what I can do with them when I eventually get them. =) That is, if I have enough great accessories to stock them with.

October 29, 2008  
Blogger Nikki said...

What a beautiful cabinets! Turning your shoes and bags into art is a great idea.. I wish I had room for a cabinet like this in my room.

October 29, 2008  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I love this idea. Now I just need to get some worthwhile shoes to display in such a case. Lovely.

October 29, 2008  
Blogger Chloe's Chic Conception said...

This is honestly the BEST idea I have ever seen!!! My San Francisco apartment definitely does not have enough closet space for all of my shoes - and this just may be the perfect solution :)

October 29, 2008  
Blogger Laura said...

What a fab idea; love it!! :)

October 29, 2008  
Blogger E. L. Fay said...

Hmmm. . . I don't know. Great for a boutique, but I'm not really feeling it as a home decorating idea. Definitely creative though.

October 29, 2008  
Blogger MJ said...

Makes for such a liveable showroom, I like it!

October 29, 2008  
Blogger Megan said...

I love this idea! Thank you!

October 29, 2008  
Anonymous Tilda B. Hervé said...

ohhh wow! i have to redesign my shoe storage system.... just wonderful!!

October 29, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a great display case! I'm really loving the last photo :)

October 29, 2008  
Blogger Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is absolutely brilliant!

October 29, 2008  
Blogger Bonbon Oiseau said...

hmmmm...very crafty.

October 29, 2008  
Blogger Bonbon Oiseau said...

ooo...tricky...and lovely.

October 29, 2008  
Blogger i.d. said...

I am storing this idea for when I build my dream house! :)

October 29, 2008  
Blogger AnastasiaC said...

how wonderful! beautiful display and great storage too!!

October 29, 2008  
Anonymous thrilled by the thought said...

I never would have thought to do something like this!

October 29, 2008  
Blogger Sanctuary said...

Lovely! There was a Swedish apartment featured in the Swedish Elle Interiör, where similarly she displayed her gorgeous array of shoes in black glass cabinets, it was stunning! I don't think I've commented here before, but I truly enjoy you blog, you have a great sense of style!

October 30, 2008  
Anonymous Sophie in East Anglia said...

Ah yes. I used to do this when I was single - I had shelves and shelves of beautiful shoes and handbags, and a spectacular dress hanging grom the high ceiling like a sculpture.

Somehow I just can't enthuse my husband about htis style of decorating, and they're all in boxes instead. Sigh.

October 30, 2008  
Blogger tracey said...

I remember a cabinet like this in my mom's home, filled with dusty dentist's manuals and textbooks (my father's). So, now I am feeling nostalgic and wishing I had the creativeness to have figured this out, before she threw everything away! I LOVE this look - but I'm not sure my target and kmart shoes, my havannah slipslops, fluffy bunny slippers and smelly sneakers would have quite the same wow factor! Thanks for a great blog.

October 30, 2008  
Blogger My Place of Peace said...

just found you today...love the idea of displaying shoes and purses in a beautiful display case...
Look forward to checking back!

October 30, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how did i not see the yankees hat up top? i love it even more now :)

October 30, 2008  
Blogger SHILL said...

lovely way to display!!!

October 30, 2008  
Blogger Julia said...

I love, love, love this idea! What a great showcase!

October 31, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really love this. What a great way to display the shoes and bags. The hats up top are a nice touch too!

October 31, 2008  
Blogger ::{J}:: said...

Wow! So gorgeous!

November 01, 2008  
Blogger Classic Style in City said...

oh wow..what a great idea !!! ..must try to do some similar..I have a lot of shoes...and I LOOOVE SHOES::*smile*

November 02, 2008  
Blogger Alya said...

I've always thought that there are some shoes and bags that are so pretty to be hidden in a closet! They should be displayed like jewels!

November 08, 2008  
Blogger .vanessa said...

i LOVE the rug on the floor in the last photo and the display case is beautiful too!

November 08, 2008  
Blogger la la Lovely said...

Love this.. what a great way to display beautiful shoes in a beautiful cabinet!

November 09, 2008  
Blogger nikole said...

oh, these are the best cabinets

November 14, 2008  
Anonymous Jiovanni said...

now that woman is just asking for someone to take her shoes. lol cool look but not the most practical to me.

December 02, 2008  
Anonymous Josephines Jewellery said...

Wow what a fab site with great ideas! Josephines Jewellery loves it!!!!

July 29, 2009  
Blogger Lynne said...

Oh, lovely! I'm afraid I don't have the luxury of so much space (or suitably beautiful shoes) to display them in such a way, but they are gorgeous x

October 28, 2010  
Blogger Maureen said...

great idea! And I think I could use the idea.

February 03, 2011  

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