Author(s): Rebecca Winward
The days of simply wanting to 'get the look' are over: nowadays, we are more interested in achieving a smooth-running and contented home life, and it's not purely the aesthetics of our interiors that we're pondering. Key to this more considered approach to homemaking is the storage of all life's paraphernalia, from everyday essentials (kitchen equipment, bicycles) to seasonal items (skis and suitcases) and, of course, all those bits and pieces you don't need very often but still want to hang on to (wedding photographs, grandma's china). We have more stuff than ever before, so where (and how) should we keep it all?
In 'Everything in its Place', Rebecca Winward demonstrates how our experience of every room in the house can be improved through a canny choice of storage solutions that balance form and function. She also addresses the fact that, while storage is inherently practical, it also holds huge potential for decorative impact. Examining the subject from every possible angle, Rebecca considers what to store where and what best to store it in before going on to discuss the storage demands of different items (clothes, books, crafting equipment) and even storage by style, from minimalist to vintage to rustic, to name but a few.
Rebecca Winward, formerly editor of Period Ideas magazine, is an interiors journalist with more than 14 years' experience. Her work has appeared in numerous publications in the UK and abroad, including House & Garden, Elle Decoration and Evening Standard Homes & Property. She particularly enjoys creating practical, family-friendly and beautifully eclectic interiors on a budget, and is currently renovating a 1970s property.