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Outside the Box

I’m always looking for new ideas on how to use furniture and various spaces in unexpected ways. I spotted this project by Phoebe & Jim Howard on Splendid Willow and love the unique way this bookcase is utilized.

What an innovative use of space by Amanda Nisbet I saw on Tobi Fairley’s blog.

What a great way to create a gallery. No wall space? No problem.

Hanging curtains in an interior doorway adds an element of warmth and texture.

The reclaimed doors below conceal a media cabinet. This is a great example of using every opportunity to create visual interest in a room.

Don’t be afraid of putting an antique chest in a bathroom. It adds just the right amount of character.

This coffee table is a Vietnamese bed, and using furniture in unintended ways can result in a unique and creative space. This is also a great example of mixing woods, a topic I discussed a few days ago.

Standing an etagere on top of a kitchen island is an ingenious way to use every bit of your space. The all-white serving pieces keep the open shelving from feeling too exposed or cluttered.

I love seeing collections, like these perfume bottles, displayed in interesting and open ways.

What a clever idea to put books in the fireplace.

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box!

Photo Credits: Jim & Phoebe Howard via Splendid Willow (1) Amanda Nisbet via Tobi Fairley (2) Hattie Wolfe (3) Jeffrey Bilhuber (4) Kay Douglass (5) Paolo Moschino (6) Robin Bell (7) Darryl Carter (8) Renzo Mongiardino (9) Matthew Patrick Smythe (10) Apartment Therapy (11)

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