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5/15/13Trend Report: Box and Crate Shelves

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Been noticing all of these box and crate shelves around here–in shops, homes, restaurants and museums. I love this idea because it’s a super easy DIY (I always see crates at the flea markets in L.A.) and I love that you can arrange the crates to fit your needs–plus the way that objects are framed when inside the boxes make objects and books really stand out. Love the idea of painting the inside of the crates/boxes different colors, too.  It turns the shelves into a kind of installation art. A single box, four boxes all in a row, or boxes stacked on top of each other every which way, either way I think they look super cool. Another thing I like about these box shelves is that I can picture them being useful in pretty much every room in the house–and in homes with different styles–modern, rustic, boho, minimal and maximal!  What do you think? Would you do box shelving in your pad?

Also, this is a bit of a non-sequitur but I wanted to mention that if you are in L.A. this week you should check out Create + Cultivate-an event that “consists of 5 amazing workshops, 1 inspirational creative seminar, delicious food, happy hours, mixing, mingling and more.” If I was in town I would be there. Some good friends of mine including Jessica Comingore will be leading workshops, and if I weren’t abroad–I’d be leading one too. Anyway, it’s May 18th at the Downtown Standard and the folks over at C+C have been kind enough to offer JB Est.1979 readers a discount code, so use the code CCVIP at checkout to save a little somethin’ somethin’.  It absolutely glorious here in Cph, but thinking about missing this does make me miss home a bit.

Box and crate photos by J. Blakeney

Justina Blakeney Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

9 responses to “Trend Report: Box and Crate Shelves”

  1. Love this idea! I used vintage crates as a side table in my son’s nursery.

  2. Bayernfee says:

    Justina,
    if you like colorful and comfortable, have you ever looked at http://www.gudrunsjoden.com?

  3. Quinn Cooper says:

    I love this idea too. My friend emma did this in her kitchen for extra storage. It looks awesome. She has all her pretty vintage plates and glasses displayed.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

  4. Khuyen says:

    Hi Justina,

    I am really interested in getting or making some of these box frames. Where would I find such plywood boxes?

    Khuyen

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