If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that we moved from Savannah to Greenville in October. We didn’t have much time to find somewhere to live, but scored an affordable little place in a great location close to downtown! Going from 3 bedrooms with several closets to 2 bedrooms and very little closet space meant getting more intentional and creative about storage. My office doubles as our guest room, leaving one wall for workspace – just enough room for my beloved Ikea desk (purchased more than a year ago) and a vertical shelf. I had been eyeing the 16-cube Ikea Kallax unit for a long time, and although it would never fit in our new place the 8-cube unit was a perfect fit!
The closest Ikea is a 2 hour drive, so I always go armed with a shopping list. I knew that I wanted a couple baskets for bulk storage and a 2-drawer insert for organizing smaller items, but I had a great time playing around with different basket styles, storage boxes, and magazine files to see what would fit best. I also love the clean lines and versatility of the shelf – if our needs change, the shelf could easily be flipped horizontally and used as a media center in our living room or sideboard table/bar in a dining room.
What I purchased:
- Kallax Shelving Unit, $64.99
- Kallax Insert with 2 Drawers, $20.00
- Pjas Banana Fiber Baskets, $15.00 each
- Kassett Boxes, $6.99 for 2
- Kasset Magazine Files, $4.99 for 2
I LOVE the Kallax shelf. It literally took me less than 2 hours to build it and completely fill it with my crap. I was blown away by how much “stuff” I was about to organize on it. The baskets are filled with inventory from my online shop like favor bags and bulk dried lavender, the drawers are perfect for ribbon and baker’s twine I use for packing orders, and the large storage box is filled with reams of colored cardstock I use for making gift tags. I was also able to get all my design books, folders, and supplier catalogs off the floor, and still had room for a couple picture frames and mementos!
Get the look with these colorful office goodies!
(Image Credit: Design by Caitlin Wilson, as seen on Good Housekeeping)
I stumbled upon this bright bedroom design by Caitlin Wilson and it was love at first sight! The crisp navy and white palette, splash of coral, and brass and rope touches make for a modern, nautical space you won’t want to leave.
To help you create this look in your own home, I’ve rounded up 8 of my favorite nautical-inspired accents under $100:
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Create an approachable mid-century modern inspired living room with clean lines and rich textures. Cool greys, blues, and whites mix beautifully with the warm tones of a wooden credenza, leather chair, and gold accents for a space that’s both serene and sophisticated.
See below for product links and “get the look”, or get the look for less!
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Canvas Globe: Interior Homescapes // Gold Polyhedron: William Sonoma // Alabaster & Brass Lamp: Lamps Plus // Midcentury Modern Sideboard Table: Dot & Bow // Over-dyed Turkish Vintage Rug: Kilim // Petrified Wood Bookends: One Kings Lane // Grey Sofa with Chaise: Room & Board // Travertine Coffee Table: Dwell Studio // Leather Chair: Dwell Studio // Sheepskin Rug: All Modern // Stone & Brass Jar: William Sonoma // Blue Velvet Pillow: Zinc Door // Studded Suede Pillow: Overstock
[Total Cost: $10,500]
Or achieve a similar look FOR LESS!
White Geometric Lamp: Lamps Plus // Gold Star: J.Crew // World Globe: Overstock // Mid-century Buffet Table: West Elm // Indigo Blue Rug: Overstock // Agate Bookends: West Elm // Sofa: World Market // Drum Coffee Table: Dot & Bow // Ceramic Jar: H&M // Leather Butterfly Chair: Urban Outfitters // Faux Sheepskin Rug: IKEA // Grey Suede Pillow: Target // Scalloped Blue Pillow Cover: West Elm
[Total Cost: $3,400]
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