As part of getting the house clean and organized, I turned my focus to my jewelry. I don’t have anything fancy, but I have A LOT! I love a big ol’ necklace with a t-shirt or funky dangly earrings with a jean shirt. I get most of my jewelry from places like H & M or Zara (i.e. cheap!), or sales at Anthro and J. Crew.
Whenever I’m doing CT Style, I try to bake in some time to hit the New Haven Ikea… last time I went in, I was elated to see these baskets that I love. They’re perfect planters, perfect storage or even a fun textured bowl if kept folded in half. I liked the plain straw, but I also loved the idea of jazzing these guys up a bit!
You know those closets that seem to hold an endless supply of throw pillows and bins upon bins of long forgotten clutter? Well we have one off of our 3rd floor guest room. It’s big… bigger than a typical closet, but not quite big enough to be a full room. The previous state of the space was alllllll the kids outgrown clothes, many of my craft supplies, and a load of ‘miscellaneous.’ One of my resolutions this year was to declutter and to make sense of these spaces that feel a bit like a black hole.
I grabbed a tassel basket at Homegoods to organized things in our family room, and I loved that tassel basket so much that I decided I could *EASILY* DIY my own. This was one of those projects that actually wasn’t any cheaper, but it was super easy and it meant that I could get exactly the colors that I wanted.
This old house of ours doesn’t have a ton of storage the way a modern home does. No built-in cubbies, no walk-in front hall closet… nada. We have a small little area inside the back door and *this* is our drop zone for everything. Five kids’ backpacks, boots and more boots, coats, hats, gloves, roller blades, dog leashes, and on and on.