How to File in Style

Staying Organized is tough for all of us. There is so much to do throughout the day that we often forget the little things that could actually help us. For me, it’s hard to keep organized if I don’t have a system—a stylish system at that. Take a look at my roundup of my favorite storage ideas that not only encourage organization, but also complement the design of your home.


Filing Cabinets
The first thing that comes to mind when most people hear “filing cabinet,” is a drab, outdated system found in a cubicle.  However, in 2015 we are seeing tons of modern versions of this product that are actually quite stylish. With creative DIYs that let you explore color options and finishes, adding a filing cabinet to your office space could actually be the addition that brings your space to life—crazy right?! I personally love CB2’s TPS mint 3-drawer filing cabinet. This piece would be perfect for a spring makeover!


Nesting Boxes
These guys have got to my one of my favorite buys. Whether they are stacked underneath a table or displayed on a shelf or desk, nesting boxes never look out of place. I tend to go for the colorful, patterned boxes with gold accents, as they have more of a finished look to them. Stay organized by labeling your boxes and filling them with loose papers, bills and receipts. I can’t stay away from Kate Spade’s Neon Nesting Boxes.  Seen all over pinterest, design blogs and magazines, these are worth every penny and will make you want to file away!


Decorative Bins
Similar to the idea and use of nesting boxes, decorative bins are a sensible purchase. They allow you to hide all the junk you don’t know where to put and of course can add some sparkle, pattern and texture to your home. However, this doesn’t mean go ahead and throw all your randoms in there. Remember, the point is the stay organized here! How amazing are Serena & Lily's Pandan Metallic Bins? I am obsessed! 


Built-ins and Storage Systems
For a bigger fix and even more storage, investing in a wall system or shelving unit will definitely make your home organizer-friendly. Creating a wall full of built-ins is ideal because it gives you free range to customize your space. You can choose your wood, paint, hardware and more to create a home-organization system of your dreams. It’s also a huge space saver and still allows for you to work in those colorful bins and boxes we talked about!

This post was created by Erica.


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Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

Meet Marsala, the earthy and rich new color of the year! Pantone hit the nail right on the head by choosing this diverse shade of red as 2015's “it” color.


Marsala is quite the versatile color, as it can create a warm and inviting space for a country themed home while also having the power to bring drama and elegance to a modern-styled space. Just be sure to use this color sparingly, as a little goes a long way.
Depending on what colors you mix with Marsala, the hue can lean warm or cool. As you can see above, I chose to work-in cool grey tones to create a glam-styled bedroom. By bringing in modern details such as tufted furniture, metallic accents, abstract prints and decorative motifs, Marsala is brought to life and can be read as a new and exciting new color.  

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This post was created by Erica.