Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Whether you have an official shoes off policy (a growing trend) or just tend to kick them off at the doorway, you don't want the shoes to sit in an unruly pile. Here are some of the options for entryway shoe storage.
Wall-Mounted Shoes Racks
1. From j-me in London comes this rack that lets you shoes float above the floor; available in two lengths. You can buy it in the U.S. from a number of vendors, including Generate. If the dimensions aren't quite right for your space, you can follow Megan's lead and make your own. [via swissmiss]
2. Charlotte Tangye Design also does a fun wall-mounted shoe rack. They are made in England, but worldwide shipping is available.
Wood Shoe Racks and Shelves
3. When it comes to basic shoes racks, these mahogany shelves from Frontgate are some of the most attractive I'm seen. Update on Jan. 1, 2012: Frontgate no longer carries these shelves, although it has another shoe rack. But this seems to be the Neu Home stackable shoe rack, which is available many places; here's just one.
4. This solid oak shoe and boot rack comes from Brundlefly.
Benches with Shoe Storage
5. Brookstone has this boot bench, which also has a place for scarves, gloves and such. Update on Jan. 1, 2012: Brookstone no longer has this boot bench, but it does have a shoe storage bench.
6. Home Decorators has a number of benches with shoe cubbies. Update on Jan. 1, 2012: Home Decorators no longer has this bench, although it has others such as this one.
7. Problem Solvers has this cedar bench and shoe rack, which folds for easy storage.
8. Here's a bench with tilt-out shoe storage, from Touch of Class.
9. If you want your shoe bench to be a real work of art, look at the tansu style wood benches from Woodistry.
10. Brookstone has storage cubbies that could be used for shoes - and used for something else at a future time.
11. Home Decorators sells a Craftsman shoe storage cabinet.
12. And if you want top of the line, you can get a custom shoe storage tansu from Berkeley Mills.
Just for Fun
13. Felis de Pass bring us shoeparking - a sticker stuck to the floor, giving the shoes an assigned parking spot.
14. Green Tea Design calls this a shoe bench, and it seems to be a lovely piece - but what attracted my eye was the cat.
[stone sold by StoneWise]