Landing Strips Beyond Apartment Therapy

Houzz

While setting up my house's landing strip as part of the January Cure last week, I went on a hunt for a little inspiration. While we have tons of inspiration here at Apartment Therapy, I wondered if the world outside of our blog had caught on to the name. Eventually, I ended up at the home design photofest, Houzz. And it turns out that "landing strips" do indeed have a presence over there.

There were a total of 39 results for keyword search "landing strip" at Houzz. While some referenced outdoor walkways and lighting schemes emulating the airport, there were plenty of small hall tables and mudrooms to behold. Five favorites are pictured up top:

1. A more modern wall-mounted table has a recessed space on top that acts as a sort of built-in bowl for keys and wallets.

2. This small enclosed cabinet holds a plant and bowl on top (with a mirror above for checking your face on the way out the door). Just imagine how cool it might be if there are shelves of shoes behind those doors!

3. This traditional arts and crafts table has closed storage below and space for a landing strip and flower display on top. We love the nifty basket placed beneath.

4. Steel lockers act as a closet and landing strip at the entry to this family home.

5. A wall-mounted table actually fits well behind the front door because of its curved shape.

(Images: 1. Sarah Greenman, 2. J. Weiss Design, 3. Atypical Type A, 4. Summer, 5. Joanne Palmisano, all via Houzz, as linked above.)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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