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At Home: Get It Together

The hustle and bustle of the holidays has finally subsided, yet amidst the typical holiday rush we all deal with, my clients put the pressure on to get their homes holiday ready. While intensely stressful and seemingly sometimes impossible that these installations would ever get done, it is now satisfying to know that the bulk of the design work is complete as it now leaves a great foundation to accessorize and organize upon. I know some of you fellow Move readers experienced the same thing: a push to get that special order sofa in time for the holiday party, or hang the custom fabricated curtains in the dining room at the last minute so the windows would be dressed for Christmas dinner, or frantically styling your built-in bookcases that only held piles of papers and sparsely scattered picture frames until you found out your in-laws would be coming to visit. After all this chaos that encircled the holidays has passed, all the presents have been unwrapped, (and not yet put away), and the decorations have been stashed back in their hiding place, what better way to give you and your home a clean slate to begin the new year with, than to get it together?

Alas, the holidays may not have brought us all a new home, like some of us had wished, but the new year can certainly bring new inspiration, new perspective and organization to your already designed space. I collected a few of my favorite organizational pieces that will keep your place looking stylish and totally pulled together. An organic bin to throw the kiddos playthings in, a file cabinet in soft mint coupled with a polk-a-dot letter holder to keep your workspace in order, discreet lucite trays that act as catchalls for the coffee table, a classic Eames coat rack to keep the mess of the winter storms contained, an eco-friendly, space-saving wall mount wood bike holder to house that fixie you got as a present, chic gold and porcelain bowls for your vanity to keep those statement necklaces from becoming a tangled mess and my absolute favorite piece to de-clutter your post-holiday home while keeping it chicly organized is this brass and lucite étagère-just try and resist it!

A new year full of new hopes, new resolves, new inspirations, and new beginnings. What could feel more cleansing for the soul and the home than a fresh start?

[1] Pehr Celadon Stipe Hamper [2] Sugar Paper Kate Calendar [3] Hive Modern Offi Magazine Stand [4] Anthropologie All Aglow Letter Holder [5] Canvas Gold Glazed Nesting Bowls [6] Jonathan Adler Jacques Étagère [7] Eames Hang It All Coat Rack [8] CB2 TPS Mint File Cabinet [9] CB2 Lucite Format Tray [10] Container Store Lacquer Box [11] CB2 Wood Bike Storage

Author Description

Alyssa Boland

A former life as an urban planner led Alyssa to her career as a high-end interior designer. An aesthetics junkie, she shares a passion for architecture, fashion, caffeine, a love of dance, and all things French. Find her online at Alyssa Boland Interior Design, follow on Pinterest.

  • Autumn Reeser
    ummmm… these finds are brilliant. I want everything on here!! The wood bike rack tops my list:)

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