Do the people you live with hang up their coats and put away their shoes and bags? Yesterday Julie broached the question in our editorial meeting and a long and loud gripe session ensued–someone was even heard to say, “Why did I marry him?” Fortunately the Gardenista crew is on top of the chaos: All week they’ve been presenting simple, elegant entryway solutions. “A mudroom doesn’t need to be grand, it doesn’t even need to be a room,” says Michelle.
- In High/Low, Michelle unveils a midcentury coat stand and a $35 Ikea look-alike. For more mudroom solutions, see Gardenista’s 10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Pegs and Hooks, DIY: A Perfect Shoe Rack for a Narrow Entry, and Steal This Look: A DIY Mudroom by a Beautiful Mess.
- Architect Donald Lococo designed a new farmhouse as a companion for a century-old barn. Tour the Virginia property, classic mudroom included, in Architect Visit.
- A cure for common terracotta: Planters that Pay Homage to Donald Judd. And there are matching Woven-Leather Storage Baskets too.