There’s power in good design. How your home looks and functions is an important part of your everyday life. On any given day, Your Modern Cottage should respond to your immediate needs and speak of peacefulness and relaxation. It should welcome you and solve problems, offering a place for everything. While full of practicalities, it should also be attractive at the same time. Not just a house, but Your Modern Cottage.
Your First Impression
After coming through the door, there should be a place to put your keys, drop off your mail, take your shoes off and hang up your coat. Also, there should be a place for kids’ backpacks, sports equipment and lunch boxes.
This room, whether a mudroom, side entry or formal hall is your first impression. And it should make you smile, while leaving the outside world behind. If this space does not feel welcoming, or at least functional, then something is wrong.
Knowing there’s a place for all of your stuff is good for your well-being. This space needs to work for you. It also should act as a recharging station for the soul, giving you mental energy to conquer making dinner and helping kids with homework. Stress comes from disorder and not having just the right place to put all of your things.
Perhaps you want your stuff hidden in a closet or locker. You have a place for your coat, but once hung up, you no longer want to see it. Having everything out in the open might not be very Zen-like for you.
Some, however, need to visually see the pegs where hats and coats should go. Whether you want to see your stuff or not, that’s up to you. Some people like to be surrounded by it, while others want it tucked away and out of sight.
There are lots of organizing solutions that will work with you. Just be careful not to choose ones that might work against you. For example, you might think you’ll open a closet and place shoes in individual cubbies, yet, in reality, a basket by the door makes the most sense.
Good Design is Key
Whatever your style, be sure the design is customized for YOU. Because at the end of the day, don’t you really just want a place to put everything away? Good design can do that for you.
Design by Kate Marker Interiors (Featured)
Design by Cannarsa Design (Right)