All posts tagged: storage

Our minimalist, beachy hallway makeover

BEFORE & AFTER: Our minimalist, beachy hallway makeover

I’m excited to finally show you some of the renovations I started in our home in France before our Summer holidays. As some of you know, our holidays home became our main residence when we relocated to the beach in France after twenty-three years in London. When we bought the house about twelve years ago, it was really in a sorry state. Yet, both of us could see the potential of the house which had a good layout and came with a 2175 m2 private garden. For Steve, who grew up on a farm in New-Zealand with a lot of space, the garden was everything. To this day, the outdoor space we have is one of the things I appreciate the most (that and living close to the beach!). Since it was 12 years since we renovated the house, it was time to freshen up a few corners… THE BRIEF: Turn our entrance and hallway into a welcoming, summery space with a beachy feel, Add storage to put away things we use often, Make it easy to clean THE …

15 helpful, practical tips to declutter your home

15 helpful, practical tips to declutter your home

Decluttering at home is not as easy as it sounds. There is a lot of emotions attached to the things we keep. Often, it can feel like a little part of us is dying each time we throw something away. Years ago, I burst into tears like someone had died after my boyfriend broke my favourite teapot…No judgment :-) We’ve all been there…. That being said, sorting out your belongings, and finding clever storage solutions to minimise clutter in your home, making it more pleasant to live in. Here are some tips on how to keep clutter at bay in your home: HOW TO DECLUTTER YOUR BATHROOM Pharmaceuticals: Take anything that is out of date, opened or was a one-off treatment to the chemist. Recycle packaging. Your first aid kit should fit in a shoe box. Free samples: Throw away all the samples you’ve been collecting for months especially face samples. If you don’t want to throw them away, challenge yourself to not buy new creams, shampoos or body lotions until you’ve gone through all your samples. …

how to optimise your home office: 4 ways

How to optimise your home office: 4 ways

Are you looking for ways to optimise your office space at home? The number of people working from home rises to its highest level since records began. In the UK alone, there were 4.2 million UK home workers in the first three months of 2014 (2015 figures TBC), amounting to 13.9% of the workforce. Whether you live alone, share your space with your partner or a full house with children, here are four clever, contemporary ways to maximise floor space and create a nice office space at home. Home office #1: If you have toddlers, you will agree that most of the time, they love hanging out around their parents, sometimes, much to our dismay when we need quiet time to meet a deadline. Mila certainly did when she was young and still does. Designed by Dutch Architects Van Wengerden, these minimalist wall-mounted desks (pictured below) have been designed with family life in mind. Fitted at different heights to accommodate little kid chair like a mini Eames style chair (available on NOTHS in white, yellow and blue), these workstations not only look …

How to choose the best String® shelving for you

How to choose the best String® shelving for you

Designed in 1949 by Swedish Architect Nils Strinning, the String® shelving series is now considered a design classic thanks to its versatility and understated aesthetic. Still manufactured in Sweden, the String® modular shelving system consists of various basic elements (shelves, desks, doors), which can be assembled together to create a scalable shelving system that fits right in with your living requirements. How great is this!? DISCOVER THE STRING SHELVING UNIT WITH CABINETS The perfect Scandinavian modular shelving system Finding the perfect storage solution is key to keep clutter at bay in your homes. If you’re ready to invest in a good modular shelving system like String® Furniture, here are 4 things to bear in mind when purchasing these storage solutions: Think ahead & aim to foresee about your family needs in 5 or 10 years. The idea of a modular shelving system like the String® Furniture is that you can start small with a small shelving unit such as the String® pocket shelves. This is great for a small kitchen or bathroom, and you can add on modules later on if …

3 ways to style your clothes rail at home

Am I the only one to fall in love with in-store displays?  When I go shopping, I can’t help drawing inspiration from fashion stores and how they display clothes… It always look so stylish and attractive (not to mention tidy!) so here are three of my favourite looks to style your clothes rail in the corner of your home…