Inspiration: foyer organization

Awhile ago Grimbil greatly improved our foyer by building shelves for it (which one day he might post about). Having somewhere to keep our laundry supplies, shopping bags, etc organized has been a huge plus. However, we still need a better way to store our coats and hats. Currently we have a cheap over-the-door coatrack which some clever person hung over our banister when we first moved in over a year ago. It doesn’t look good, and you have to walk through the foyer to the middle of the living room to get to it.  We’ve been keeping an eye out for interesting options and we have a couple of ideas percolating.

Inspiration 1, courtesy of Design Within Reach (which of course means it’s rather spendy):

Limited edition Eames Hang-it-all in walnut, for purses, scarves, hats

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The Twist coat rack for coats
the Twist coat rack for coats

Inspiration 2, courtesy of SCP (which doesn’t make it any cheaper):

Grimbil could make something like this, but with cool vintage-y doornobs etc, for hats, scarves, whatnot

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Two of these for coats, in a nice dark cherry, to go in the corner


Inspiration: Stairs

It’s weird the things you start to obsess about when you’re renovating your house. At some point I would like to update or replace our stairs, so I’ve been searching for The Stairs. For the record, I’m completely over the panel-of-glass-as-balustrade look.

But I do like the skinny steel rods in this picture and this link. They also pass the puppy test: the dog won’t be able to squirm between them.

Millennium Tower Loft- Stair case modern staircase
I’m torn about the idea of  wires/cables/ whatever those are as a balustrade. Sometimes it looks cool and sometimes it looks Ikea.

living space eclectic home office

This one isn’t so much about the stairs as it is the use of the space below them. And the tasty colors.

Completely impractical for our house or lifestyle, but they do look good. Grimbil is a fan of the cantilevered stairs.