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Thursday, 16 December 2010

Decorating with Crates

It seems crates are enjoying their moment in the spotlight; their en vogue status shows no sign of waining. Will they have the staying power of the chevron or the stripe? Well, who knows? One thing's for sure, I'm totally buying into this rustic, quirky, farmhouse-meets-loft style of decorating. I've pulled together various different ways of using crates, from office storage to shed chic, demonstrating their impressive versatility. Do you have any ideas for using crates to decorate?
1. Loupe Images & Debi Treloar | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

32 comments:

  1. Very cool images Will. You have to pop over here

    http://pagethirtythree.com/index/wooden_milk_crate.html

    and check out these talented Aussie designers new take on our plastic milk crates.
    When everyday items are used stylishly, design becomes accessible to everyone.

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  2. Will, I love this style. That big pencil is really cool, too! I love the wrapping paper storage, all the paper is really pretty as well.

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  3. i just love those chairs on that last picture!

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  4. I'm in love with the crates lined with the blue fabric, totally unique!

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  5. I am not sure they ever were out 'downtown' however they look like they are headed 'uptown' by the looks of these great pictures!

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  6. Great ideas! I love these images!

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  7. Now this takes me back to my student days, however they were not as glamorous as what you have pictured!

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  8. what an amazing idea, i love the look!


    check out our giveaway: http://www.cinchedatthewaist.com/2010/12/tis-season-holiday-giveaway.html

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  9. Wow these are all so inredible!

    Luvs!

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  10. Great look for little cost... love when they are painted a fun color too!

    xo,
    cristin

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  11. I love how this look has become so chic! And to think as poor students we had to do it out of necessity! :)

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  12. Love it, love it, love! I could live in all those images. And what about that ginormous pencil - what fun! Thanks for a great post, Will. Jane @ the girl in the brick house.

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  14. Love the idea. Crates make a flat/house more cozy!

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  15. Gorgeous images, Will! Loving the wallpapered wine crates - rustic glam! Might have to steal the idea for my place!

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  16. this post is perfect! crates are amazing and they bring such a lovely rustic vibe into a home! xo

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  17. Crates have so much potential. I may even get one or two.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  18. The picture with the bottles and the yellow flowers is gorgeous. Have a lovely day!

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  19. Loving this look, great images. The tall typography pieces are fab too!

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  20. I have been looking for a coke vintage one! so cool!

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  21. I love this post. Anything about decorating with crates, I am in. Divine ideas, my dear. Have a fabulous day. Xo, Si-

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  22. I'm going to go write a note with my man-sized pencil to remind myself that crates are cool! :)

    Those jars look awesome. Totally something Will would have in his country house.

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  23. Love all these images. I've been drawn to all the vintage crates I've seen on Etsy lately.

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  24. Yes arent they great! I have wooden 'wine crates/boxes' to hold toys in my kids' playroom.
    First met by a bit of controversy by some, they have turned out to be a quirky and successful touch.

    Some are left in their original form (just sanded back a little), and some have been painted white. You can still see the Winemaker's shield and name embossed under the paint. I love them!

    Ok - am off to bed so pleas stop making it so difficult to leave my computer..! :)

    xx C

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  25. I have them at home!! Love the ideas!!

    xx

    inboxartefatos.blogspot.com
    mariannejunqueira.blogspot.com

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  26. love this! Great round up of photos Will!

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  27. Totally love this post! I am in to re-use and this fit perfectly!
    Would you join in at my first give away? I had a chance to interview Emily Anderson, have a look if you get a moment!

    xoxo

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  28. Ahh, crates are having their day in the sun and they deserve it! Love all these looks.

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  29. I adore it! I actually have a vintage crate at home! Bliss!

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  30. i heart crates! I used a bunch of vintage crates we collected to decorate our wedding reception and i've got to show this post to Chris to convince him to use them in the house. But they will not stack well on carpet. Boo.

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  31. OMGoodness! You and I are best friends now, which is my way of telling you I am following you now :)

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  32. Great to hear your thoughts on using crates when decorating, guys! I'm loving those coloured ones.

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