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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&#8\2\17;s garden shed ma 9
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 &#8\2\20;post supper&#8\2\2\1; rooms at one leicester street  10
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 s 11
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 dwelli 12
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 arrond 13
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 14
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 hampshi 15
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  16
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: th 17
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 is 18
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  19
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 farmhous 20
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 21
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&#8\2\17;ve long wanted black peg rails in my own bedroom and diy ed mine  22
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 a 23
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 re 24
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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