ISSUE 43  |  Small Living

Steal This Look: Minimalist DIY Entryway

October 23, 2012 10:30 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

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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: Helvey and Peterson's entryway is simple, practical, and aesthetically appealing. Photograph by Kyle Johnson via 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: Source a vintage rug on Etsy, like this Vintage Navajo Rug for $68 from OW Supply on Etsy.

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.

The Oak Stool One (L) from Another Country is $240. A lower-priced option is the Bekvam Stepladder (R); $39.99 from Ikea.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on February 16, 2012.