Being hopelessly sentimental can sometimes result in clutter and always means searching for inspirational storage ideas . . .

. . . wicker baskets beneath the bed are ideal for keeping extra blankets, bed linens and winter sweaters

. . . a wire basket beneath the coffee table is the perfect place to store beautiful design books

{images: 1 - rachel whiting; 2 - atlanta bartlett, at home with white; 3 - traditional home via brabourne farm}

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Blogger Kelly said...

ooooh i love all of it!!! especially the initial wall hooks!

May 14, 2009  
Blogger b. said...

so romantic and fresh!!!

May 14, 2009  
Blogger KarenB said...

Baskets under the bed are also good for overflowing magazines! ;-)

May 14, 2009  
Blogger Callie Grayson said...

oooh, lovely images for inspiration. I will have to use these fab idea's in my new house as I will be needing storage solutions.

May 14, 2009  
Blogger blossom said...

gorgeous images, i think atlanta bartlett has a new book out?....have given you an award today....take a look at my blog, and thank you for having such a lovely blog xx

May 14, 2009  
Blogger Kathryn said...

This is really lovely - exactly the feel I'd like to convey in my own home.

May 14, 2009  
Blogger Brigadeiro said...

Love the 'initials' on the wall doubling as wall hangers, brilliant & gorgeous! :)

May 14, 2009  
Blogger Slices of Beauty... said...

Really cute!

May 14, 2009  
Blogger Lily G. said...

ooo, i have a wire basket underneath my coffee table. Love it!


May 14, 2009  
Blogger A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I can never seem to store this well, though it does inspire me to try harder. Just too much stuff! And I shouldn't be saying that at my age, I should be all pared-down by now. Lovely images.

May 14, 2009  
Blogger Ada Rosman said...

great storage ideas and wonderful spaces....what a wonderful frame above those cute letter hooks!

May 14, 2009  
Anonymous Erica said...

the wicker baskets under the bed are fabulous! i have plastic bins (hides my head in shame)

May 14, 2009  
Blogger Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

I am loving your Dr. Suess quote... and really loving your acceptance of clutter (even if it is "put away!")

MOST of my house is put away... well, not exactly, but I could use your help!

Have you entered my wedding inspiration board yet? I bet yours would be MORE than fabulous!

I just can't wait to see what YOU would come up with!
Hope all is well.

May 14, 2009  
Blogger Blair said...

Oh, I adore the mirror in the last photo!!

May 14, 2009  
Blogger A Day That is Dessert said...

I use baskets to store many of my kids' books...we can carry them around the house that way and they get far more book time.

May 14, 2009  
Blogger Dana said...

That basket is a lovely idea :)

The first pic is gorgeous!

May 15, 2009  
Blogger SimplyGrove said...

I love that first image!

May 15, 2009  
Blogger Shandell's said...

Baskets are the greatest. I seem to always be able to fill them with wonderful collections, as I cannot get rid of much.

May 15, 2009  
Blogger Michelle Parks McCourt said...

Your posts are always inspirational!

May 15, 2009  
Blogger Miz.November said...

Love the initial hooks.

May 15, 2009  
Blogger franki durbin said...

I actually like the look of the photos more than most of the pieces in them... the "hyper-whiteness" of it all. Makes me long for a nap by a pool.... is that just me? LOL. Yes... I'd say spring/summer fever has taken root and all I can think about is lounging poolside with my big sunnies, a ridiculously chic hat and my 'kini! Come onnnnnn, sunshine!

May 15, 2009  
Blogger Cassiopeia said...

cute... i really want a wicker bag like that! xxxc

May 15, 2009  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

KarenB – definitely!

blossom – she does – think it’s called “Easy Elegance: Creating a Relaxed, Comfortable and Stylish Home” and looks lovely! Thanks so much for the award – shall check it out immediately

Erica – no shame at all – sounds as if your very organize :)

Kelley at My Island Wedding – isn’t the quote lovely? And very true :) No choice but to accept clutter – so very much a part of life . . . As for the wedding inspiration board, sounds positively lovely! Unfortunately heading out of town for the weekend . . . if only there were more hours in a day . . .

A Day That is Dessert – more book time is brilliant :)

Michelle Parks McCourt – thank you so much for the lovely comment!

May 15, 2009  
Blogger sarathira sukiman said...

i know what you mean, there are just some things that you just cant leave behind! and i love these ways that you have posted, its so tasteful and would have been be less lovely if it werent for them.

May 16, 2009  
Blogger B said...

So cute...I especially love the vintage lamps on the nightstands!

May 16, 2009  
Blogger TheDecoDetective said...

I know the feeling! I was forced to declutter quite a lot when I moved into a smaller apartment in the town center. It actually felt really, really good... But one always needs storage inspiration, so I loved this post - the first photo is lovely!

May 20, 2009  

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