Let’s face it, everyone needs more storage areas. Whether you need it under your TV to hold your equipment, in your dining room for grandma’s china or in your entry to organize your mail. Additional storage is one thing we all need. There are thousands of different styles and the size depends upon your needs and size of room and space. If you are interested in incorporating any of these pieces into your home, give me a call.
One of my most favorite pieces is this cabinet from Bernhardt Interiors. The doors on this Adagio piece re inlaid capiz shells and the finish is a pretty dark Espresso. The legs have a bronze finish with an ‘x’ stretcher that are lovely.
Next, I have been in love with this Briallen Black Demi-Lune for several seasons from Currey and Company. The artistry in the oversized bronze floral handle is so pretty and I adore the black finish. I also like that the piece has 4 doors and is curved on the sides rather than the standard square and geometric. At 48”x18x34.5 inches it would fit into many smaller spaces.
If jewel tone colors are your favorites this Kallista cabinet also from Currey and Company is perfect for you. The 3 doors have a wood grain finish in deep blue with brass door pulls and legs. Notice that the top and sides are black which contrast with the blue.
Now on to something a bit different for people with a more contemporary design style. Do you need storage for bar items such as glasses and special bottle collections? This 78” tall Solomon cabinet with interior lighting, glass shelves and interior drawers its perfect for you entertaining needs.
Next, I have been gushing over this curved Lunas piece by Four Hands. I have seen this piece at the nearby High Point, NC furniture market and it is even prettier in person. The wood graining is wonderful and the 77” length would work in almost any modern farmhouse setting.
Sometimes the word storage also means areas to rest items such as keys, mail, photos or even lamps. This Surfrider piece by Hooker would be a conversation piece in a foyer or behind a sofa in an open concept home. Interior designers like me love to add natural elements and motifs in unexpected ways and this sofa table is a perfect addition.
Lastly, here is one of my most used items I use in my interiors, Bunching Etagers by Universal Furniture. I prefer to specify etagers rather than solid bookcases in most of my designs because the open shelving looks so much more inviting. Whether you have a more casual or formal style an etager can display your more treasured items or give you vertical space to store books, boxes and other necessary items for an affordable interior design option. For added inspiration, check out a variety of my designs.
First Impressions by Julie Wagner
Chapel Hill, NC