Apple Crate Wall Shelves: repair, rethink, reuse

Here is a wonderful idea for a wall organization system.

 I ran across this in a book by Mark and Sally Bailey called Recycled Home.  Here is a link to Baileys Home and Garden (this may or may not work but you can also google it)

They are a  husband and wife team of designers and eco thinkers.  Their philosophy to design?
 "repair, reuse, rethink"
  Their look is so in the moment and yet uniquely their own.  There are gobs of these types of crates available on ebay and at flea markets.  So much fun and a great solution for lots of different rooms!
They have spent the last two years thoughtfully restoring a farmhouse, barn and various out buildings to encompass their vision.  In addition to all that;  they have a cafe which serves all locally sourced veggies artisanal cheeses, poultry, fish and homemade desserts and tea.

What I truly enjoy about this couple is the idea of taking ones design esthetic and incorporating it into all aspects of life.  The way one decorates their home translates even further to how one chooses to eat and  raise a family.  The renovation of the barn was a labor of love for sure and it is reflected in the items that are sold and the entire feeling of the sales spaces.

They sell these wonderful oversized farm sinks and industrial faucets.

I love the sleekness and simplicity of this sofa and the signage stacked on end, how clever!
They sell an entire bathroom of 30's inspired fixtures and fittings
A toothbrush holder in a printers block
And finally the "wellie rack"  which I know I need.
So inspiring don't you think:  repair, rethink, reuse

Have a great week~*~kelley

all photos from Baileys Home and Garden UK
  1. ok, lets go for lunch. what a great way to live. i like the idea of translating the way you decorate in to a way of life. great lesson. also i like the bathroom plunger in a clay pot.


  2. LOVE the apple crates! I', going to do that in my garage for shoes! Thanks!

  3. I'm really not anonymous, so I tried a different profile - it erased. My computer skills are truly embarrassing.

    Baileys Home and Garden reminds me a bit of Petersham Nursery. They too have the shop/cafe, but Petersham also has the plants. If you're not familiar, do google - it's gorgeous.

    Deborah in Santa Ynez

  4. Apple crates are a great idea!


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