Sunday, January 17, 2010

Colorful Storage on a Gray Winter Day

red drawers

Let's start today's tour of colorful storage on a web site with a wonderful name: this was a tree, the home of Brosborne Woodesign Studio. This seems to be a custom piece, but it gives you an idea of what Benjamin Osborne can do.

bedside table with blue drawers

John Strauss Furniture Design has some eye-catching pieces in the Deco Collection. [via Alison Heath, furnituregirl]

room tidy

Grange has a number of colorful pieces in its Ermitage collection; I loved that this piece was called a room tidy.

blue cabinet

And Sweetpea & Willow, located in London and Ireland, provides "French furniture painted in gorgeous colours." [via Retro to Go]

red vanity

I've mentioned Russell & Mackenna a couple times, but never in a post focused on colorful storage; it's time to rectify that, especially since you can choose from 33 paint colors. Update: See the discount coupon, good through February 15, 2010.

Russell & Mackenna also started a company called Paint My Furniture. As the web site says: "Rather than sending your old wood furniture to the landfill, we can revive it with a splash of color." For those who aren't do-it-yourselfers, and live near in or near Maryland, this might be a nice option.

blue bookcase

The Chichester furniture from Neptune comes in your choice of 20 colors. You can see some of the products - in color - here and here.

colorful cabinet

Cappellini makes colorful furniture, some of which is available at Unica Home; another source is Chaplins.

bookcase with splashes of color

This lovely bookcase, called Level, comes from Zanotta; you can also find it at Unica Home. [via Apartment Therapy]


Müller Möbelfabrikation makes steel furniture; you can find the company's products at Mod Livin'.

purple book truck

While the Smith System Gorilla Book Truck is intended for schools, there's no reason you couldn't use it elsewhere. Modern School Supplies is one place to buy it. [via Apartment Therapy]

shelving with orange lacquer shelves

For simple shelving with nicely-colored lacquered shelves, you can go to Wonk, in New York City.

display case

And finally, let's end with this display case from Gumps.

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billf said...

The styles and especially colors of these furniture pieces is awesome! Would really set a room off from others.

MarySees said...

Yes! I enjoyed seeing the pieces as well. Using a library cart is a great idea!

I especially like the display unit from Gumps.

Jeri Dansky said...

Billf and MarySees, I'm glad you enjoying seeing these pieces. This was such a fun post to write!

MarySees, that Gumps display case is on sale for ONLY $2,995! Still a bit on the expensive side, hmm?

PenelopeLovesLists said...

I just adore painted furniture, so, I love this post. Colorful storage makes me so happy.

I have a navy blue bookcase I stained myself and I just love it.

MarySees said...

Oh, Gosh! Jeri, leave it to me to pick an expensive one!

Penelope, that's the way I would have to do it as well.

Jeri Dansky said...

PenelopeLovesLists and MarySees: Ah, two people who are adept at staining furniture. Me? I could pay a good handyman to do it for me ...

Shed building said...

The Cappellini drawers look neat, the colors are soothing, So simple yet elegant.

French Furniture Claire Crosbie said...

I especially like the Chichester and Gumps. Having the two different colours look great.