the art of display {all boxed up}…

i’m not sure if there’s a name for my particular breed of ailment, but it generally seems to be that if there’s a conventional way to do something, particularly interiors-wise, then i take issue with it…

you’ve heard me go on about bedside tables before here, and now you can add shelving to my burgeoning list of bugbears…

with a few exceptions {which i’ll save for another post entirely} i find the bulk of shelving options are nothing more than a bit of a dull & often poorly-executed space filler… sorry, but a few ikea specials plonked on a wall in an orderly formation generally speaking do not excite me {and please don’t get me started on exposed brackets}

no surprise then that when i do see something just the teeny tiniest bit out of the ordinary, i’m drawn like the proverbial moth to a flame…

& here it is, my current obsession {no. 2,563}: box displays…

first up is what i like to refer to as “the one that got away”… i kicked myself {& occasionally still do} that i didn’t make these little corrugated lovelies mine… antique wooden cheese molds from pale & interesting make a sweet & novel shelving option for small treasures…

a step-up in size are these upcycled crate display boxes… & the more dings & dents & proprietory stamps emblazoned across the sides the better i say! perfectly charming in a craft room for displaying supplies…

& then there’s this: moving on up a notch in the glamour stakes are these lined lovelies… amazing how a bit of patterned paper or fabric can take a little ol’ crate from cheap to extremely chic… and this deepest, darkest blue backdrop makes everything inside pop!

old sh*t not your thing? {there you go laura, that one was for you!}

ferm living has a pretty modern option which will double-up duties by adding a wash of pastel colours to your walls… & these would be a particularly great option in a kid’s room as a sliding plexi-glass panel protects your displays from inquisitive little hands…

& finally, what i affectionately refer to as the grand poobah of box shelving, are these screenprinted lengths of recycled oak which have been lovingly reconfigured into shadow boxes by australian-based design duo bonnie & neil {watch out for my style-loving post on this couple coming soon}

all of this goes to prove that sometimes in order to think outside the box, you need to use the box itself!

images via: pale & interestingfrench by designdesign spongeferm livingbonnie & neil

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2 thoughts on “the art of display {all boxed up}…

    • all i can say is, we all get to an age where we have more & more in common with old sh*t… a bit tattered around the edges, beaten & dented… you’ll get there some day kid! 😉

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