I live in a smallish apartment in San Francisco, so when I spotted this clever coat rack/organizer on Design Sponge my DIY ambitions were ignited.
The entryway in question is located in the rental apartment of Seattle-based textile artist Ashley Rose Helvey, which she shares with Miles Pederson. Helvey and Pederson created the entryway system by putting up a dowel rod for hanging coats. Below it is a bench made with two wooden stools, which were discards from Helvey's work studio. For a tour of the apartment, go to Design Sponge.
Above: Stainless steel Grundtal S-Hooks; $3.99 for five from Ikea.
Above: Find a dowel rod at your local hardware store or online (36-inch-long Dowel Rod; $10.99 at Amazon).
Above: A nickel Handrail Bracket from National Mfg. Co.; $5.39 from Amazon.
Above: Above: The Peterboro Basket Company, located in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, teamed with Heath to create the Large Natural Picnic Basket; $72 at Heath Ceramics.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on February 16, 2012.