Friday, April 24, 2009

A lack of...

Looking around our place today (we are rained in) I have really noticed our lack of storage. There are no built in cupboards, and while we do have storage it is all in the way of old wardrobes, small cupboards etc. So I went through my files and found these very useful...and very beautiful examples.... {unknown}
My favourite. The pale blue at the back of the shelves is so refreshing against those creamy white plates and picks up the blue Chandelier drops. I think the old dining setting make this room for me as well. It is gorgeous.
Chykah Keebaugh
I have long loved this grey beauty, especially with the ladder. I have long wanted one of these Library style units with ladder. There is a store in the Southern Highlands, not far from Mum and Dads that has quite a few I fancy. That wing back chair is lovely.

{Celia Domenech}
A little too modern for our current home, but I still love it all the same. I would love to have something like this built around a window with a little seat you could snuggle into on a day like today and cocoon in your books with a woolly blanket and a hot coffee.
{Country Living magazine}
This movable set of shelves would be great in a rental (which never seem to have enough storage). This looks wonderful with the white ironstone and glassware displayed on it. Units like this can be found cheaply, painted or waxed and used anywhere like the Bathroom (think loads of fluffy white towels, cut glass dishes and French soaps), Office (think matching Aqua filing boxes and Magazine holders), Kids' room (for extra blankets, books, toys etc) and lets not forget the Garage, which is probably what it is intended for in the first place.
...I really need some more storage...

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, see you Monday!
Ness xx


  1. I am in {love} with the top photo! I too lack storage and appreciate any creative fabulous suggestions~

  2. I too love the top photo, it is gorgeous.

    Bonne weekend

  3. First image - my idea of heaven Ness, xv.

  4. Oh. I love the first image. Its just perfect.. yes, like vicki said "Heaven" ..
    Its been raining in Melbourne too..


  5. Gorgeous pics Ness! My friend Tania has a great unit like Chykah's in her kitchen. You can see pics here: and here:

  6. Stunning images, Ness.
    Have a wonderful weekend

  7. Gorgeous images Ness! I have stolen the first two for my file - I am trying to decide about painting bookshelves and like the option of white interiors or white exteriors with another colour inside. I will be posting about this before too long.

    Hope you are well and I haven't been by in a while so will peruse some of your recent posts....

    xo Terri

  8. I love built in shelving. Allows for a lot of storage and display.
    Have a great day!

  9. Ness,
    You are amazing! That top photo... ONG!! I could just be a mouse and live it that as a palace and be very content~ Have a great week-end!

  10. Oooohhhh, the top photo is my favorite!! It's funny because just last week I was looking through a Country Living book and I came across a photo very similar to it. I fell in love with the photo and started dreaming about doing one of our rooms like it. I love the blue behind the shelving. I saw your post and thought...ooh, ooh, it's a sign. I need to re-do the room - ha ha!

    Have a great weekend,

  11. Why is it storage seems to be a universal issue??? The first image is fabulous and I would (double) love to have something like that. However, I would also need a room large enought to accommodate it as well!

    Have a terrific weekend!

    Nola @ The Bloom Girls

  12. Hi Ness! I can't find your email address for some reason. I wanted to ask you if you can make ironing board covers?

  13. You can't have enough storage. I love shelves for my things. And bookshelves! I love these cozy ideas.

  14. Hi Ness, great post! We have shelving and cupboards similar to that posted in pic #3 & it has been a godsend - we display the nice objects in the shelving & hide the ugly ones in the cupboards. It leaves the room looking relatively tidy. can never have too much storage! Lee :)

  15. dont worry Terri your not late. It is on the 28th...but thanks,
    Ness xx

  16. I am glad I am not the only one with this problem ;)
    Ness xx

  17. ooh, those are great. the top one is my favorite (even though the bottom picture is probably the easiest to do).


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