Friday, March 8, 2013

Spring Storage In The Home Office


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Storage, storage, storage! Use simple cardboard boxes to keep stuff under control!
Spring brings the joy of new life and new beginnings. After crawling under the bad February weather, I now feel full of energy. My heart beats faster and my head of spinning with new projects for the home. But for every new project I need some supplies, so I gathered up the origami paper, colorful yarn, foam core, glue sticks, Fimo clay, fabric scraps.... boy, there was a mountain of supplies on the home office floor! So I took the cardboard storage from the hallway and moved it into my creative space. The warm weather means we don't need storage for hats, scarves and gloves, anyway!



I'd like to share a few tips for setting up a storage area: 
1. Make it look slim. If you remember my previous arrangement in the hallway, there were 4 cardboard boxes. Now I only use three of them, because I don't need them all and the whole thing looks less bulky this way. 
2. Set up a color mode. In honor of the new season (and because I'm not a big fan of brown, anyway), I wanted to celebrate with a few green accents. I just added the lime apple lamp and the green houseplant. Instant color boost in a few seconds!
3. Balance the setting. The way I stacked the 3 boxes was a little unbalanced, leaving me with a bland area to the left. I just added these thrifted animal paintings that were already in the room (as you can see in this post) and the storage area came together in perfect harmony :)



Update: the pring storage system has been featured at What About Co, 504 Main, It's Overflowing, Too Much Time, Bowdabra, I Should Be mopping The Floor, twelveOeight, The NY Melrose Family, The Life Of Jennifer Dawn, A Diamond In The Stuff, 52 Mantels and Suzy's Sitcom. Thank you so much, this really made my day!

504 Main Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom It's Overflowing Too Much Time On My Hands Bowdabra Blog mop it up mondays feature    52 Mantels

52 comments:

  1. You are so clever! I love that arrangement! Love those thrifted animal pics too! You always know how to put it all together girl!

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    1. Thank you, Danni, now I've got my mind set on a little DIY for the animal pictures ;)

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  2. Ciao Meeha,
    What adorable storage,animals pictures and vignette!!! Very fresh spring air!!!. Happy 8 March,Meeha and Happy weekend!!!
    Xoxo,Eva

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  3. I love the way you put things together - you have such great style!!

    Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you very much, Anne, have a lovely week!

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    1. I call them "Burberry boxes", too :)))

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  5. I love, a precious corner with style!

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  6. La mulţi ani, frumoasă domniţă! :)
    La tine este întotdeauna comfortable, easy, handy, cozy, practical, homey.., toate în acelaşi timp!
    Îţi vine să crezi că sunt atât de obosită încât nu-mi găsesc cuvintele în lb română...:(

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    1. Thank you so much, Anastasia :)))
      Sper ca in weekend te-ai odihnit suficient si ca esti gata de o noua saptamana de lucru!

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  7. What a lovely arrangement! X

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    1. Thank you very much for visiting, Katie, in my little home everything must be functional AND look pleasing to the eye ;)

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  8. only you can make storage look like design! i need to follow your advice as i am always in desperate need of storage and a clean design aesthetic. love it.

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    1. Luckily enough for small spaces like ours, storage can be made to look really great ;)

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  9. Can I come and live next door to you?? I know you would help me keep my home clean, tidy and clutter-free!

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    1. I would love to have you as my lovely neighbor, Ann! I'd really like to earn my living as a professional home organiser, but there is no demand in my country :))))

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  10. Great tips. You are so right too...the three look great and the pictures balance it off perfectly. I try to picture the four all stacked up and it would not be cute like it is! You have great style!
    Karen

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    1. Thank you, Karen! I don't have any proper design studies but I try to share tips on how to make the corners of the house more pleasing to the eye.

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  11. Great pictures Meeha! I like african animals! :) Very nice with the lime color on the plantpot and the great "apple"! :D Like the combination of curves and straight lines (cardboard storage)!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa, as always, you are the one to notice a little subtlety, like the combination of right angles and round accents :)

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  12. That came together quite nicely. I like the colors. And is very neat and tidy. My stuff is stored here, there and everywhere. :/ Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Thank you for the beautiful words, Tammy! Don't get me wrong, I've still got small stuff spread around the house, but at least I try to stay organised, which is better than surrendering :)

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  13. Primavara care abia a venit ti-a dat multa energie creatoare de frumos. Aranjamentele tale sunt pline de viata, de verde, de frumos. Parca esti cu adevarat in natura. Felicitari pentru ceea ce ai realizat.

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    1. Multumesc, mai e mult pana la primul picnic in natura, insa cu noul aranjament parca altfel trece timpul!

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  14. OMG, it is so stylish! doesn't look like storage at all!

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    1. Thank you, Ana, but I hope it looks like storage after all :))

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  15. It's so stunning as always at your place dear Michaela! Love it, both your storage and the photos really makes it perosonal!Have a lovely sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Mette, I try to make the best of what I've got ;)

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  16. This is once again very beautiful and stylish! i especially like the combination with the pictures of the animals from my adopted country. Come and visit if you want to see them 'live'.
    hugs

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    1. Oh, Jutta, I'm planning to see the zebras "live" :)

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  17. Hi, thanks for your lovely comment - it's so true! When I see page views i think oh that's just people who came to my blog from a google search but never actually read it!

    By the way, I dont get notification of replies to my comments on other blogs - how do i fix this because i cant see your replies?!

    Love Katie x

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  18. Really gorgeous! I love the final result and the contrast between the cardboard boxes and the animal paints. The green touch is the best!

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    1. Thank you, laura, right now I wanna paint all my walls green :)))

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  19. These look so good! We use those boxes and this is a great way to make them look better. Happy Spring!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and for the sweet comment, even if I had some simple boxes I just needed to make them look great in my room :)

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  20. Those are so pretty. I am always in search of pretty storage living in an older home.

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, Elaine - my budget is small so I just make the most of what I've got :)

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  21. Beautiful organization! I love it ;) You should join my new linky party {1 party, 5 blogs!}
    http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/03/give-me-goods-party-1.html
    Have a great week!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  22. Love it, great boxes, makes a lovely vignette. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  23. I love the Burberry boxes!
    Thanks for sharing...

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    1. Thank you very much, the Burberry print looks very stylish indeed :)

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  24. Love your style! Thank you for sharing at the Give Me The Goods Link Party!

    www.dimplesandpigtales.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, Amber, you're such a wonderful hostess!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Di, I really love decorating :)

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  26. These are darling! Thanks for linking up at Whatever Goes Wednesday!

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    1. Thanks, Miranda, for taking the time to leave a sweet comment on the link-ups!

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  27. How cute!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Inspired Weekends! Please stop by Horrific Knits on Friday for the next round!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Kristin, it's lovely to have you here!

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  29. This is so pretty!! I've pinned it and will be featuring it tomorrow on my site!

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    1. Thank you sooooo much, Emily, I'm so happy that you like my spring storage!

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