home: favourite thing [ shelving unit ]

home: favourite thing [ shelving unit ]

We love this sleek black unit from Ikea for its simple design and practical use. The FALSTERBO wall unit is made from coated steel and would work really well in a hallway or kitchen. With three shelves, three drawers and hooks along the bottom you can fill it up to the max.

What’s even better is that it’s a really good price of £70, so why not get two!

Ikea.com

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home: featured [ Chocolate Creative Studio ]

home: featured [ Chocolate Creative Studio ]

Lauched in 2009 by Spanish maker Margarita Lorenzo this lovely online store showcases her individual designs for home interiors. Heavily focusing on wooden items including hooks, door handles and picture shelves, adding simple touches of colour and print to bring these basic objects to life.

Everything is sourced and handmade in the UK & Spain and 100% sustainable. Other items to choose from include cushions, lamp shades and art prints.

‘To chocolate creative sustainabilty is an essential element in our design and manufacturing and we make every effort to communicate the processes we follow with regards to materials, sourcing, production and recycling in our aim to remain sustainable’

chocolatecreative.co.uk 

home: made [ diy Muuto style dots ] 

home: made [ diy Muuto style dots ] 

We love the look of stylish minimal brand Muuto’s wall hooks (designed by Lars Tornøe) but at a single dot starting price of around £10, mounting a selection of sizes can mount up in cost. 


Discovering a couple of diy copies is always good to share and these simple methods are effective and look great.

We loved finding a cool diy on Facebook (credit: Ceri Horton Thomas) using two cheap products from IKEA – the LOSJÖN bathroom  hangers (£4.75 for a pack of 5) with their basic IKEA 365+ cork coasters (80p for 2) simply glued over the top. This creates a simple minimal look both for hanging and as a extra you can pin items onto the cork – very versatile and easy to wall mount as the LOSJÖN are already designed to attach. 


The second great tutorial is from GrilloDesigns  using flat topped wooden cabinet knobs. The tutorial guides you simply through, how to convert them to be able to be wall mounted. Keep them plain wood, or stain or paint them! 

home: found this [ coat rack ] 

home: found this [ coat rack ] 

Organise your hallway paraphernalia with this Bema hallway grid style rack system from Made.Com at just £189. 

The racking system is in matt black coated steel with an atomic and industrial look to it. 

It’s minimal and smart, and it could look equally good in a clean monochrome interior or against a bright wall surrounded by pattern. 

home: made [ hallway hooks ] 

home: made [ hallway hooks ] 

Creativity and thinking out side the box can be stretched to any projects across the home. 

Planning hallway hooks and storage can be an excuse to be quirky and fun, and you can design a system that not only looks good but works for your needs in the hallway – the room of the house that gets so much traffic and needs to function for accessible storage for coats, shoes, dog paraphenalia, shopping bags and all sorts. 

When planning your hook system search google, Pinterest and similar for ideas and inspiration. Think about the type of hook and the type of layout. Hooks can be classic in look but arranged in a quirky order – you don’t have to have them in a straight line. Hooks can be colourful, unusual or could be made from other items that produce something that can act as a hook. We found door knobs, cutlery and even a rake head used for hanging. 


Explore DIY store hook departments for a mix of traditional or modern shaped hooks. Hang metal hooks on a coloured wall or make hooks stand out on a white wall by spraying the hooks in great colours. You could use shades of one colour or look to current colour trends for inspiration. 

Visit homeware stores like IKEA, Anthropologie and Tiger for a great mix of great designs and more unusual hooks. 


And hooks don’t have to be directly onto the wall but could be mounted on panels of wood, pallets or even coming down from the ceiling. You can also think about combining hooks and baskets for a flexible interchangeable storage system. 

Explore EBay, Not On The Highstreet and Amazon for cool modern metal baskets, vintage style aged baskets, woven baskets and old, or made to look worn, crates for effective storage that can hang from hooks. 


You can create an eclectic display mixing height and style and change according to your needs, and add more hooks and baskets when you need more space. And if the hooks are empty why not hang decorative accessories for a design feature. Hooks can also be personalised with letters or names on or above using stencils or stick on initials (we spotted some easy peal stick on letters from Tiger in a great font). 

Make your hallway personal and make a statement with the first room people see in your home.