Monday, December 29, 2014

Cubin' It

Happy Monday Everyone!  We are less than a few days away from 2015, can you believe it?  This truly is one of my favorite times of year!

One of the things that I try to minimize is clutter, though, since the decorations and gifts come out during the holiday season.  Living in a smaller shared space has posed a new challenge for me and I think I have found just the solution for it.  So you may remember in some of my earlier blogs (you can find here), I talked about how easy it is to use storage cubes and how you can customize them to fit your decor.  Well, I decided to do just that and it worked perfectly.  I figured that the hallway was long and narrow and a storage cabinet may just have been too big to really be useful.  So I went with the cubes I already had and loved the results (you can find the cubes here and here).  By using the fabric drawers, I was able to hide all of my hair and bath products, as well as some other miscellaneous items that I didn't really have a home for.  You can find these collapsible drawers here.  I picked 2 colors that went with our theme, but they have some many options to chose from, just take your pick!

Now lets talk about these gorgeous storage containers on top of the cubes!  I have been collecting these for a few years and have found so many variations of the boxes in the same print (which means it must have been meant to be lol).  I normally find them at stores like Marshalls, TJMaxx and Burlington (look at this one or this one), but I am noticing that some large retailers have them now too.  If you don't find a set you like, why not try customizing your own; check out my blog about that, you can find it  here.

As always, thanks for reading and sharing and if you have any questions or wanna share your storage solutions, feel free to leave a message below!  Also, if you haven't already, follow me on Instagram @cosmopolitanclosets or on pinterest @mcarene

The front view

The side view 


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

His and Hers

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Can you believe that Christmas is next week?!  Where has the time gone?

As I mentioned in my last post (in case you didn't see it, you can find it here), I now live in NJ with my bf and I want to share some of my best tips with you on how to maximize a smaller shared space.  With that being said, I really thought long and hard about how to set up our bedroom. 

As you may remember from some of my previous posts (you can find one here), I own and adore pieces from the Pier 1 Imports Hayworth Collection (which can be found here).  However, when I moved to NJ, I was a little worried that my furniture wouldn't quite fit in the shared space, so some quick decisions had to be made.  After careful thought and deliberation, we decided to buy another Hayworth dresser for my bf, making our set complete.  Now, when space is limited, you would think that too large dressers just wouldn't work, but because of how the apartment is shaped, they work perfectly! 

Another option from the collection that we considered was the Armoire (check it out here and the pic below), but it was just too large and awkward in the space with the furniture that I had already.  His and hers dressers are not always easy to pull off, so some other options if you are limited with space, are under-the-bed storage (or boxsprings with built-in drawers, we just got one and its fab!) and just letting HER have all the closets and dressers, lol!

Check out my pics and let me know how you and your significant other organize your space! 



(Plus my lovely Hayworth Jewelry Armoire)

The Hayworth Armoire!  Love it, but its way too big for our space :(


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