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Identify unused space and find the right combination of furniture, containers and shelving to make the most of it

STORAGE TIPS —

Turn storage into art

Turn storage into art With a little curation, you can simultaneously store and display items. A freestanding shelving unit is a great way to do this, while also giving you a handy room or zone divider.

Painted walls and storage to make a statement

Walls and cabinets painted in Resene Conch (left) and Resene Blanched Pink. Floor in wood stain Resene Rock Salt. Pero Shelf by Ercol from Good Form.

On shelf from top left: Small vessel painted in Resene Sorrell Brown; Soapstone vase, Asili; Small painted vessels in Resene Clouded Blue and Resene Jetsam Brown.   Second shelf: Scent of Home candle, Our Spaces book; The Flower Expert book, all from Father Rabbit; Brass Angle bookend (set of 2) Knurl Sun Candlestick (Set of 3), from Powersurge; #11 half circle vessel, Astute Assembly; Circular boxes from spotlight, painted in Resene Blanched Pink and Resene Smoky Green; Originals studio day bed, from Good Form; Chester Linen cushion cover, Bolster Cushion Cover, throw, Moon floor lamp in Mint, Citta; Von magazine table by Ercol, Good Form.

On the table: Sun tray, Knurl Sun Candlestick (Set of 3), from Powersurge; #7 vessel, Astute Assembly; Small vessel painted in Resene Periglacial Blue; Karit hand cream, Citta; Adeline floor Rug 160x230cm by Mulberi; Artwork from left: Skulk by Emily Wolfe, Macdiarmid Landscape Redux tapestry by Erica Van Zon, Untitled 3 by Robin Neate, Ida Rubinstein with Cotton And Felt In The Walkway print, by Emma Fitts, all from Melanie Roger Gallery; Ikea Brimnes cabinets, Swedish Furniture, painted in Resene Conch.  On cabinet: Halo vases, Powersurge; Large black jewel box, Citta; Leaf dish, Flotsam and Jetsam; Knurl Triple Bud Vase, Powersurge; Balance table lamp by Oblure, Good Form; La Tribe pool slides, Father Rabbit; The Orange chair by Warm Nordic; Repeat black wall shelf by Warm Nordic; Gideon Print (leaning on floor) , Good Form; Vase painted in Resene Grain Brown; Small bird, Flotsame and Jetsam; All other books, stylists own.

Both sides now

Utilise more of your vertical space with an open shelving unit that doubles as a room divider. Items can be accessed from both sides of the room, making the space more functional.

Utilise wall space

Look for ways to create useful storage in otherwise unused sections of wall space such as the hallway. Rather than just hanging an artwork, you can mix up prints, shelving, hooks, storage boxes and a magazine rack to get real utility out of every area of your home.

Paint walls and storage cabinet in the same colour

Wall storage - shelves

Both sides now — Walls and cabinets painted in Resene Conch. Floor in wood stain Resene Rock Salt. Pero Shelf by Ercol, from Good Form. On shelf from top left: Small vessel painted in Resene Sorrell Brown; Soapstone vase, from Asili; Small painted vessels in Resene Clouded Blue and Resene Jetsam Brown. Second shelf: Small vessel painted in Resene Periglacial Blue; Our Spaces book, The Flower Expert book, all from Father Rabbit. (other books, stylists own); Brass Angle bookend (set of 2), Knurl Sun Candlestick (Set of 3), from Powersurge. Third shelf: Soapstone Tumbler, and curved tumbler, from Asili; #11 half circle vessel, Astute Assembly; Moon floor lamp in Mint, from Citta; Macdiarmid Landscape Redux tapestry by Erica Van Zon; Melanie Roger Gallery; Ikea Brimnes cabinets; Swedish Furniture, painted in Resene Conch. On cabinet: Halo vases, from Powersurge; Large black jewel box from Citta.

Utilise wall space — Wall in Resene Blanched Pink and floor in wood stain Resene Rock Salt, Alden armchair Orleans in pink, from Freedom Furniture; Bolster Cushion Cover, from Citta; Magazine rack, from Good Form; Circular boxes from spotlight, painted in Resene Blanched Pink and Resene Smoky Green, Repeat black wall shelf (deeper step) by Warm Nordic, Fold Ledge, 900mm, Fold Loop Hook, Made of Tomorrow; On shelves from left: Vase painted in Resene Grain Brown,Gidon Print Artwork (Medium), from Good Form; #7 vessel, from Astute Assembly; Chess pieces, Art Glass, Flotsam and Jetsam. Second shelf: Scent of Home candle, Father Rabbit; Brass Angle bookend (set of 2) from Powersurge; Books stylists own; Small circular boxes from spotlight, painted in Resene Blanched Pink. Third shelf: Soapstone Tumbler, from Asili; Curved vessel painted in Resene Robin Egg Blue; Large Gideon Print, from Good Form; Dixon Leather Handbag in mustard, from Citta;

Hide it away!

Paint cupboards and walls in the same colour so the storage recedes into the background. Your eye will focus on the decorative elements rather than the storage itself.

Get on a roll

A trolley can be a great way to add storage, especially for items that you need to move from room to room or that might be used temporarily before being stored away in a cupboard or pantry.

Paint your walls and storage cabinets in the same colour

Rolling storage via use of of a storage trolley

Hide it away — Walls and cabinets painted in Resene Conch. Artwork from left, Macdiarmid Landscape Redux tapestry by Erica Van Zon; Untitled 3 by Robin Neate; Ida Rubinstein with Cotton And Felt In The Walkway print, by Emma Fitts, all from Melanie Roger Gallery; Kanehen mobile, from Astute Assembly; Ikea Brimnes cabinets; Swedish Furniture, painted in Resene Conch; Halo vases, Knurl Triple Bud Vase, from Powersurge; Large black jewel box, from Citta; Leaf dish from Flotsam and Jetsam; Balance table lamp by Oblure from Good Form.

Get on a roll — Trolley painted in Resene Periglacial Blue; Vessels on top from left painted in Resene Periglacial Blue, Resene Quarter Periglacial Blue and Resene Grain Brown. Second shelf: Circular box in Resene Blanched Pink; Soapstone Tumbler, from Asili; Terracotta vase, from Flotsam and Jetsam.

Learn to love containers

Trays, boxes and baskets are great for making sure all your bits and bobs are organised and tidy yet still within easy reach. They also create opportunities to add a little texture or colour to your spaces.

Keep a lid on it

Choose boxes, canisters and even small tables with lids so you can hide away useful or miscellaneous objects that might otherwise create a cluttered look.

Storage baskets and shelves

A coffee table with storage

Learn to love containers — Elise (Wool/Viscose) Floor Rug - Multi 160x230cm by Mulberi; Yamazaki round laundry basket, Tosca basket, from Father Rabbit; Chester throw, from Citta; Our Spaces book, The Flower Expert book, from Father Rabbit; Fold Ledge, 900mm, Made of Tomorrow; Vessel in Resene Weathered Orange; Hotel Magique A3 print from Father Rabbit; Mini paint by numbers, from Flotsam and Jetsam.

Keep a lid on it — Alps coffee table with storage, from Freedom Furniture; Laptop, stylists own; Large zip pouch, Sundays nail polish, from Father Rabbit; Black ‘model s22’ candle holders from Good Form; Oku Office Boxes, from Citta. Inside storage from left: Storage boxes painted in Resene Periglacial Blue; Pencil case, from Father Rabbit; Karit hand cream, from Citta; Notepad from Father Rabbit; (Middle section) Cushion cover, Austen linen throw, Dixon Leather Handbag in mustard from Citta.

 

Art direction and styling by Amber Armitage. Photography by Melanie Jenkins/Flash Studios and Wendy Fenwick. 2021


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