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Display Name: rachel477
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We used the Container Store's Elfa system. We installed the vertical standards on the inside of our closet doors, and hung their 17.5"-wide, deep storage baskets on them. Then I placed all the shoes in the baskets vertically, leaning against the door. You can hang them at whatever height you need to accommodate your husband's shoes. I can fit 3 pairs of my shoes that way and 2 pairs of his. The only thing I couldn't get in were the Timberlands so those live on the closet floor.

Vertical standard:
http://www.containerstore.com/shop/elfa/components/elfaEasyHang?productId=10007213&N=80342
The 17.5" deep basket from this system is what we used:
http://www.containerstore.com/shop/elfa/components/elfaDoorWallRackSystems?productId=10009292&N=80350


Storage Ideas for Very Large Shoes? Good Questions
9/24/13 11:34 PM

Those are beautiful.


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Thursday Giveaway: Bin-Go Storage Bins by Skip Hop
7/24/08 12:28 PM

My husband makes most of the messes. He dropped a bowl of batter for chocolate molten lava cake. There was a glorious mess--up the walls, on the appliances, and on him. We're used to scrubbing.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Thursday Giveaway: Eureka envirovac
7/11/08 11:58 AM

yes please


Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair in Red
7/10/08 10:58 AM

Listen saltyc,
The day you tell us that you have and will never take Tylenol, or a cholesterol controlling medicine, or have an emergency appendectomy is the day you can sit on your high horse and screech about what is a "natural" vs. unnatural procedure and claim to live only as God intended. In the meantime, contribute your opinions politely, without trying to degrade those who have made a different choice from yours.


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | The Best Birth
6/20/08 06:59 AM

I would clean up all the crumbs and mess left from my husband's cooking. Or non-cooking. Every bowl of cereal seems to contribute a tithe to the floor as well.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Thursday Giveaway: Electrolux Ergorapido 2-in-1 Sweeper
6/19/08 07:19 PM

Under my rolling leather coffee table in the living room.


Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Flokati Rug from Rugs USA
5/29/08 01:11 PM

Me too.


Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Autographed AT Presents!
5/8/08 12:36 PM

happy


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Thursday Giveaway: 03.20.08
3/21/08 09:10 AM

Also I'm a modern dancer, which could explain the graceful leaps into the living room, Jen PDX ; )


Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: Paint Color For My Walls?
3/7/08 12:12 PM

Thank you for all the suggestions. To answer a few comments:
My furniture is actually in my old apartment for a variety of complicated reasons. I may actually get my sofa one day so it is something I keep in mind re: the wall color. Travelingal - my sofa is quite similar to the Milano Red you mentioned.
As for changing out the furniture entirely, we are all frugal folks and it is difficult to part with perfectly useful items. Which is why I'm looking to try and make it work. My husband and I agree on this. (thanks PlanItGirl)
The love seat is my husband's favorite place to sit and although the configuration is snug, the living area can be rather cozy. Most people like it when they come over. Also, no room elsewhere for it right now. Again, I might be able to get rid of them one day but I'm not sure when. It is a bit of a holding pattern so you hit it on the head KarenH.
Patrick (the other one) - Indeed I recently concluded that I might need to go with ecru for all the reasons you mention. Is there a particular texture or sheen you think would help? I keep ending up at metallics because if I'm going to have to live with ecru then at least it can be fun. Or not.
Lamp and curtain changes are definitely to come-any suggestions on those parts are welcome.
Christine (the one in DC)- my old apartment belonged to to my great-grandparents, and they were the original owners. That meant that when extra telephones, light fixtures, and cable were eventually added, they ran wires on the outside of the walls to run from room to room.
Thanks for your help!


Apartment Therapy New York | NY Good Questions: Paint Color For My Walls?
3/7/08 11:56 AM

Ooh. A red one.


Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Oreck XL Ultra Vacuum
3/6/08 05:45 PM

Very cool.


Apartment Therapy New York | Gift Bag 2007: Grandfather Clock from Spring
12/22/07 04:41 PM

I love red.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Gift Bag 2007: Angela Adams Lulu Red Serving Tray
12/21/07 08:31 AM

green tea with jasmine


Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win Tea Books and a Chantal Kettle and Teapot
12/20/07 07:17 PM

Anything in truffle form.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Ghirardelli Chocolate Gift Baskets
12/18/07 06:31 PM

Round french oven for pot roast


Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win a Le Creuset 6-Piece Set in Caribbean
12/18/07 06:18 AM

I want my friends who are about to have a baby to have this!


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Gift Bag 2007: A Complete IKEA Living Room
12/17/07 07:01 PM

tiramasushi


Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Holiday Gift Bag 2007: Win Confetti Cakes Demolition Desserts
12/15/07 08:18 PM

Black tea & berries


Apartment Therapy New York | Gift Bag 2007: Slatkin Co. Candle with Zippo Lighter
12/15/07 08:17 PM