The colorful built-in storage in the entry was a happy accident, Annie says. When they first moved in, she painted the back of the shelves bright orange. “Pre-kids, the shelves could have been filled with pretty, breakable things,” she says. “With kids, that is not a reality!”
So Annie found inexpensive green fabric at IKEA and fashioned it into shades to hide bins of toys, shoes, and more. “I thought the green was unexpected and quirky with the orange,” she says. She left two shelves open to showcase books and a few accessories that can stand up to curious toddlers.
Back of bookcase paint: Topaz (70), by Benjamin Moore.
Wall paint: White Dove (OC-17) by Benjamin Moore.
Leather studded stool: by Global Views.
Runner on stairs: Dragongrass Sisal in Chocolate by Greenspring Carpet Source.