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Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Are you pressed for space? Take a tip from the Shakers, says decorating editor Jeanie Sims. -- AP

Whether you can’t stand clutter, need to make your room multi-purpose, or just want a unique design element, consider hanging your furniture like the Shakers did. The Shakers began the tradition of hanging their furniture with wall-mounted pegs when the furniture wasn’t being used. 

This techniques is used more and more often in small living spaces. Need spare chairs for company? Don’t have a place to store them when they’re not being used? How about your walls? You might also consider suspending them from the ceiling. All you need are some sturdy hooks. 

Great idea, Jeanie. Not only do you solve your storage problem, you wind up creating a unique piece of sculpture! -- AP

1 comment:

Jane R said...

I really find the Shaker style pleasing. There's something about the simplicity and functionality that I like. I wish I could incorporate more of this look in my own home. Maybe I'll start with just a few touches or confine the look to one room and see how it goes.