dining room storage

Nicole Balch

Get the Look: Fake A Dining Room Hutch with Bookcases

Need additional storage in the dining room for all those extra plates, linens, and serving pieces? If you don’t want to splurge on a new hutch, how about lining up two inexpensive bookcases to fake one? It’s an easy and smart way to add a little organization, and they look great paired with sconces and a statement mirror. For a similar look, try these items below.

  1. Florence Single Sconce
  2. Great White Cake Stand
  3. Silver Sunburst Mirror
  4. Sunflower Yellow Fiestaware Pitcher
  5. Galant Shelf Units (2)
  6. Strosa Dinnerware

 

– Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely


Nicole Balch

Get the Look: Bookshelf Storage in the Kitchen

A Styled Kitchen Bookshelf

You might think it sounds a little odd to use a bookshelf for kitchen storage. “Isn’t that what cabinets are for?” you may wonder. Done well though, as it is here, a bookshelf can be an extremely practical (and beautiful) addition to a kitchen or pantry space.

You can achieve a similar look with the items below. I was unable to find those wooden drawers (I believe they are a discontinued IKEA item), but there are a couple of excellent alternatives below, depending on your storage needs. If you love the look of plywood storage, IKEA still sells their wooden magazine files, and if you’re drawn to the function of paper drawers, look into the option below. They come in several other colors as well.

Get the Look: Bookshelf Storage in the Kitchen

  1. Slim White Étagère
  2. Cookbooks
  3. Antique Wood Chair
  4. Stockholm Paper Drawers
  5. Spring Coupe Dinnerware Set
  6. Knuff Magazine Files
  7. Viv Wine Glasses
  8. Acacia Wood Plates

 

– Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely