For us, toy storage has to fulfill three goals. It has to make toys easily accessible, without requiring endless (and messy) rooting in the bottom of cavernous toyboxes. It has to be easy enough to use that it motivates kids to pick up after themselves. And it has to be attractive enough that we can picture it eventually serving non-kid functions elsewhere in the house. Oeuf's Toy Store storage unit hits all three marks.
What makes this unit really attractive (other than its svelte good looks) is its flexibility. The bins can be swiveled and locked into place so that they slant or lie flat, and the bin dividers are movable and removable, allowing you to customize bin sizes to suit your needs.
While the Toy Store was originally designed with toy storage in mind, we can also see it serving in an entryway as a catchall for hats, mitts, pet leashes, and what-have-you.
Available in natural birch or walnut finish. $496 (including free shipping) at Fawn & Forest.