Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hang It All

Like many of the narrow Victorian houses in Toronto, our house does not have a coat closet. Which means that through the winter; shoes, boots, coats, hats, scarves, umbrellas, our baby carrier and carrier cover clutter our front entryway. To provide a place for all these items, we bought a coat tree a while back. We thought this would help but once festooned with all of our winter paraphernalia it actually ended it up looking far more cluttered and messy.

Witness our entryway of shame:

Day-in and day-out of staring at that pile of coats simply made us crazy. So finally i did something about it. I hung a couple of Hang-it-all hooks on the wall, which at least means the clutter is up against the wall instead of standing in the middle of the hall like a giant coat sequoia and i picked up an umbrella stand from ChairTableLamp.

Pair of "Hang It All" hooks by Charles and Ray Eames:

Before:

After:

7 comments:

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Oh I love it! Looks great.

Kerry said...

It's an incredible that such a small change can make such a big difference right?

We did the same thing when we bought our coat rack. Thought it was a great solution (before the closet), until we realized how much more cluttered it actually made everything look.

Love your new wall hook! :)

Designwali said...

such a great job...can't go wrong with eames!

shrewt said...

Love it! We have the same layout and contemplating the walnut edition of the hang it all.

Roncy Vic said...

Thanks everyone. The limited edition walnut one is super-gorgeous, I would definitely have hang-it-all envy!

Emma at The Marion House Book said...

Looks great. You can't go wrong with an Eames Hang-It-All - especially two of them!

Shannon said...

I love it! and your umbrella stand too!