Useful Displays…

For those of you that know me by now…I love storage! Especially when it is aesthetically pleasing and useful as well. I am not one for walls of built ins, but prefer open display areas that incorporate beauty, function and form to morph a otherwise blank or awkward space into something pleasing to the eye…like these…
via – Simply Natural
This display uses everything I hold dear in decorating. Storage in chunky wicker baskets, worn white painted console, vintage text, lovely old chairs that aren’t a match…and loads of interesting ‘mini displays’ to catch your eye where ever you look.
via – Dreamhouse
Kitchens are somewhere I do like some built in storage. I do, however still like to keep small areas where I can put out vintage white iron stone, flowers, and fruit like this photo.
The black unit is so striking against the white and fresh apple greens.

image – Ness Lockyer (moi)!
We have an awkward spot in our home. Because of the age of the Old Lady, this corner slopes like no tomorrow, so you can’t have a little cupboard or table unless you want to use a car jack to keep it straight! This window you see here will eventually be our double French Door’s (yep- still waiting!). So for the meantime I have used some old suitcases I picked up at my favourite haunt for $3.00…for two!! These are now used as storage. Above are some of my favourite birdhouses, some my Dad made. I have had those pictures for ages (about 10 years we are talking) still in the plastic and didn’t know what to do with them, until I chopped them down to fit some frames I rubbed back. They look a lot better, so does the space, I think.

house beautiful
What a wonderful collection and a beautiful storage space. I would love something like this built in our Kitchen somewhere. Just think, no Kitchen dust on your lovelies, you can still see them, no one can break them, and people now what to buy you when the are stuck for a present!! Don’t you just love it??
Ness xx
ps – I am going to take a bit of time off from the shop, as I have a mountain of orders to catch up on. If you do want something, just email me. I will let you know when I will be back in action with my fully loaded shop. I will have some new products for you all to see as well…stay tuned!!

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  • Ness I have the perfect book for you! I just bought it today. It’s called Country Living’s Storage Style. It has endless inspiration. If you don’t already have it I know you’ll love it.

    Anna 😉

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  • Love the images (as per usual). I need to seriously declutter some of my storage spots! Mel xxx

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  • Anna,
    I haven’t got that one. I will have to go and have a look at that.
    Ness xx

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  • Ooooh Ness, I love that black storage unit and I want everything on those shelves in the white one! How gorgeous is all of that?! Mmm!
    xo Isa

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  • I love the first picture, the natural baskets with the tags actually I love all the pics really!!

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  • Great photos (especially the first one, he he!) I’ve got some more pics from that home, so I might do a post on it someday. I love the tags on the basket, attached with black ribbon.
    I’m mad about storage pieces too! For instance, my bedroom beside tables are actually little wooden cupboards, which I painted white, so I can store all my bedroom reading in there, out of sight.

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  • The glass fronted cupboard with T&G lining is perfection

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  • Love the storage ideas – I especially love the first photo. Storage and decorating bliss I say.

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  • I’ve come to realize that I like well organized displays. Books in stacks, baskets neatly lined. I have started simplifying the displays in the office this way. It feels so much more peaceful that way.
    Thank you for another post of beautiful images and wonderful ideas.
    xo
    Brooke

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  • Lovely photos…I particularly love white painted console…I could use that in my studio!!
    Cheers

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  • The first picture is my favorite, and I loved how you described everything I loved about it!

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  • I am so glad you all loved those storage options.
    Ness xx

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  • Oh my gosh you are reading my mind!!! I *love* the first three pics. All of them, actually. But the first one is the best – so much character and texture and lots of storage to boot. I love that image!!!

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  • I love all the images too. Your blog is always one of my favorites, so peaceful and beautiful.

    Great job outfitting that corner in your house. I wish I could find a shop like your local where I could get suitcases for next to nothing.

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