You only have to peek inside your favourite new boutique or café to understand the current appeal of
open-air shelving, hooks, racks and wall displays. Not only does it look inviting, it also solves a multitude of storage issues, making it perfect for space-starved homes. Can’t afford to take up precious floor space with full-sized furniture or built-ins? Go vertical instead! Use the dead wall space by the front door, near the dining table, bed or above the sofa to bring a little of that trendy open-storage style home.
The savvy designers at Pottery Barn identified this happy convergence of trend and practicality, and
made it the centrepiece of their brand new collection. The Small Spaces collection focuses on size-conscious, multi-functional pieces that work in any home, big or small, says Pottery Barn’s vice president and divisional merchandise manager, Michelle Hummel. We wanted pieces to serve multiple purposes: a coffee table that becomes a side table, or a kitchen cart that easily transforms into a book shelf, she says.
These vertical wall-mounted hooks
take up a minimum amount of wall space when empty, and swing from side to side, allowing room for a coat, shopping bag and umbrella. Mount it alongside your favourite wall art so there’s still plenty to look at even when the hooks are empty.
takes its job from a single function to a triple threat with hooks and a shelf – use it for make-up and accessories in your bedroom in lieu of a dresser!
For renters who don’t want to fix anything permanent to their walls, Pottery Barn still offers plenty of
smart solutions. This ladder shelf
props against a wall for instant open shelving chic with a minimal foot print.
Pair it with the coordinating ladder desk
for an instant home-office set-up with the smallest square footage imaginable.