Lovely Pieces

I came across this image in the January issue of Better Homes and Gardens and quickly became enamored with the warmth of the wooden chest that is used for extra storage. I adore the idea of using not only beautiful pieces in the home, but ones that can be quite practical also.

I could easily see myself storing the kiddos art supplies here...

Extra linens or board games would hide away nicely here...

This piece could hold all my seasonal decor, extra serving dishes, the kiddos toys, or whatever else my heart so desires.

With the new year almost upon us I always feel an urgency to purge and reorganize. Of course the added goodies that always come with the Christmas season makes finding extra space a must. I am not one for clutter and like to be rather minimal so any of the above pieces could make my small home live large.  Now to find a small piece like one of these for my entry way.

{image 1BHG scanned by me, image 2 Cottage Living scanned by me, image 3 via Country Home via here and here, image 4 found at the French Market}


mydesignchic said...

Gorgeous pieces...so warm and funtional!!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I have a credenza in my living room that holds absolutely everything and it's pretty- I love a piece that's practical and fabulous! Great post my dear.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

I couldn't agree more... and I feel the same way about the new year.. bring on the garbage bags! :)

Marianne - Style For Living said...

Lovely pieces.

Sarah's Fab Day said...

I just picked up the BHG yesterday and particularly loved this article. Gorgeous office.

LAURA!!! said...

oh yes. Practical, pretty, what more can one ask for?! love the warmth of these ones!

Anonymous said...

Thank you ever so much for posting my entryway! I am honored to be included in your blog. Gotta love a good knotty pine piece :)

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Storage is most definitely key to any space. But its great when storage looks good. Thanks for posting this.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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