House Beautiful The Organized Home: Stylish Storage Solutions for Every Room by C. J. Petersen
Clutter has an insidious way of sneaking up on everybodyno matter how well designed the house or how spacious. So how can you keep the messthose letters, jackets, backpacks, and other items that accumulate everywhereunder control? The answers lie in smart interior design, not just housekeeping. By establishing a common-sense place for everything you own, you’ll keep the clutter from coming back not for a little while, but for good. From maximizing closets with hanging rods and cubbies to installing specialty cabinets, from making use of the bathroom sink pedestal to choosing a hard-working coffee table, there’s a suitable solution for every roomexquisitely illustrated and easy to follow. Discover hundreds of clever ways to create a composed bedroom that encourages sleep and romance; an inviting and efficient kitchen; orderly workspaces that promote productivity; tidy bathrooms; and a funtastic kid’s space that’s neat in every sense of the word. Plus: "Style File” boxes throughout offer quick and smart suggestions.
Foreword 8 Introduction 10 The Composed Bedroom: Making Room for Sleep and Romance 12 The Coordinated Kitchen: Efficient Cooking and Easy Socializing 42 Productive Home Won: Less Mess, More Done 74 Detailed Dining Rooms: Stylish Storage in the Least-Used Room 104 Tidy Bathrooms: Chic and Cozy Solutions 126 Funtastic Kids' Rooms: The Two Meanings of Neat 152 Living Areas: Organized Relaxation and Entertainment 184 Entryways: Arranging Small, Essential Rooms 216 Index 232 Photography Credits 240