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Instant Order: 16 Simple, Smart Uses of Shaker Peg Rails from the Remodelista Archives

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Instant Order: 16 Simple, Smart Uses of Shaker Peg Rails from the Remodelista Archives

May 2, 2018

If there ever were an object that far out-performed its expectations, it would be the humble Shaker peg rail. It’s a simple design, originally devised by the Shakers to keep communal households organized and to streamline cleaning the floors. But almost every time, hanging a peg rail transforms a room, instantly corralling clutter and adding an artful place for display. Plus, they’re often available for cheap. Here’s a look at a few favorite in-situ peg rails from the Remodelista archives.

An airy summer bedroom in designer Twig Hutchinson’s garden shed makes use of peg rails to keep essentials off the floor. Photograph from House Call: Lorn Road Summerhouse in London.
Above: An airy summer bedroom in designer Twig Hutchinson’s garden shed makes use of peg rails to keep essentials off the floor. Photograph from House Call: Lorn Road Summerhouse in London.
The small “post-supper” rooms at One Leicester Street have simple fittings, including beadboard paneling bordered by white peg rails. See One Leicester Street in London: Come for Dinner, Stay the Night.
Above: The small “post-supper” rooms at One Leicester Street have simple fittings, including beadboard paneling bordered by white peg rails. See One Leicester Street in London: Come for Dinner, Stay the Night.
 Rows of Shaker pegs display wares inside a Rotterdam shop. For more, see Shopper’s Diary: Pantoufle in Rotterdam.
Above: Rows of Shaker pegs display wares inside a Rotterdam shop. For more, see Shopper’s Diary: Pantoufle in Rotterdam.
Peg rails keeps brooms at the ready in a Shaker schoolhouse. See In the Dwelling House: 16 Design Ideas to Steal from the Shakers.
Above: Peg rails keeps brooms at the ready in a Shaker schoolhouse. See In the Dwelling House: 16 Design Ideas to Steal from the Shakers.
Shaker style in an unexpected place: a Japanese restaurant in the ninth arrondissement of Paris. Here, they hold the menus of the day, and simple candle holders. Photograph from Scandi Meets Shaker in a Parisian Japanese Restaurant by LSL Architects.
Above: Shaker style in an unexpected place: a Japanese restaurant in the ninth arrondissement of Paris. Here, they hold the menus of the day, and simple candle holders. Photograph from Scandi Meets Shaker in a Parisian Japanese Restaurant by LSL Architects.
A length of peg rail corrals a few cleaning essentials in the laundry room. See Steal This Look: All-White Laundry Room in Melbourne.
Above: A length of peg rail corrals a few cleaning essentials in the laundry room. See Steal This Look: All-White Laundry Room in Melbourne.
Peg rails in a real Shaker bedroom, at Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire. See more at In the Dwelling House: 16 Design Ideas to Steal from the Shakers.
Above: Peg rails in a real Shaker bedroom, at Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire. See more at In the Dwelling House: 16 Design Ideas to Steal from the Shakers.
One of first peg rail sightings: at High Road House in London, where they line the guest rooms. See High Road House in London Gets a Revamp.
Above: One of first peg rail sightings: at High Road House in London, where they line the guest rooms. See High Road House in London Gets a Revamp.
Black peg rails hold dried flowers in a Dallas shop; see Shopper’s Diary: The Kitchen Sink and More at Set & Co.
Above: Black peg rails hold dried flowers in a Dallas shop; see Shopper’s Diary: The Kitchen Sink and More at Set & Co.
Peg rails keep summer essentials at the ready in A Chic Fixer-Upper on Fire Island, Budget Edition.
Above: Peg rails keep summer essentials at the ready in A Chic Fixer-Upper on Fire Island, Budget Edition.
A peg rail makes a versatile assistant in the garden studio of London designer Twig Hutchinson, when the space isn’t being used as a guest bedroom. For more of the house, see Designer Visit: Rough, Rustic, and Refined with Twig Hutchinson.
Above: A peg rail makes a versatile assistant in the garden studio of London designer Twig Hutchinson, when the space isn’t being used as a guest bedroom. For more of the house, see Designer Visit: Rough, Rustic, and Refined with Twig Hutchinson.
Peg rails gone monochrome: We like this interpretation at Killiehuntly Farmhouse in Scotland. Get the look at Steal This Look: Moody Monochrome in the Scottish Highlands.
Above: Peg rails gone monochrome: We like this interpretation at Killiehuntly Farmhouse in Scotland. Get the look at Steal This Look: Moody Monochrome in the Scottish Highlands.
An illustrator and graphic designer installed a peg rail along an empty wall in her kitchen, an opportunity for both practical storage and artful display. See Kitchen of the Week: An Artful Kitchen Created from Reclaimed Ikea Parts, Extreme Budget Edition for more of the kitchen.
Above: An illustrator and graphic designer installed a peg rail along an empty wall in her kitchen, an opportunity for both practical storage and artful display. See Kitchen of the Week: An Artful Kitchen Created from Reclaimed Ikea Parts, Extreme Budget Edition for more of the kitchen.
I’ve long wanted black peg rails in my own bedroom and DIY-ed mine for $40: two 36-inch Maple Peg Racks from The Container Store ($14.99 each), a coat of primer I had lying around, plus a sample can of paint ($10) and a slight trim. Photograph by Mel Walbridge for Remodelista.
Above: I’ve long wanted black peg rails in my own bedroom and DIY-ed mine for $40: two 36-inch Maple Peg Racks from The Container Store ($14.99 each), a coat of primer I had lying around, plus a sample can of paint ($10) and a slight trim. Photograph by Mel Walbridge for Remodelista.
An easy summer bedroom: peg rails in the Canadian summer cottage of Jon Baker and Juli Daoust of Mjolk. Photograph from O Canada: Mjölk’s Renovated Scandi-Style Cabin on a Lake.
Above: An easy summer bedroom: peg rails in the Canadian summer cottage of Jon Baker and Juli Daoust of Mjolk. Photograph from O Canada: Mjölk’s Renovated Scandi-Style Cabin on a Lake.
A Peg Rail from Another Country at the The Craftsman’s Cottage: A Holiday Rental in England with Furnishings for Purchase in the hamlet of Semley in rural Wiltshire.
Above: A Peg Rail from Another Country at the The Craftsman’s Cottage: A Holiday Rental in England with Furnishings for Purchase in the hamlet of Semley in rural Wiltshire.

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