After: Storage With Style
1. Tall, tailored storage. Thanks to new floor-to-ceiling shelving, Jennifer can stash rarely used items, like boots, up high. Kids’ art, once stuffed into bags, stays flat in archival boxes. Lined baskets hold bedding; guest sheets are zipped in soft gray bins.
To buy: ShelfTrack shelving, $750 for this configuration, closetmaid.com for stores. Our Boot boxes, $9 each, containerstore.com. Our Shoe boxes, from $1.80 each, containerstore.com. Maize lined baskets, from $15 each, containerstore.com. Richards Homewares zippered bins, $8 each, stacksandstacks.com. Flat boxes, $24 each, archivalmethods.com.
2. Light and color. A celestial fixture replaced a flat fluorescent overhead. Light blue walls bring calm.
To buy: Orbit chandelier, $249, zgallerie.com. Lulworth Blue paint, $80, farrow-ball.com for stores.
3. Comfort and coziness. A round seat is neat and gives the kids a place to hang with Mom. The rug’s subtle pattern hides lint.
To buy: Safavieh Chelsea rug, $414, csnstores.com. Ottoman 1015-00, $957, leeindustries.com for stores. Similar to shown: Nassau ottoman, from $449, ethanallen.com.