When it comes to toy storage, we believe in simple, open bins that are easy for small hands to access. On the higher end, designers offer unique shapes, colors, and patterns that can establish a room's decor. If you're on a budget, there are a bunch of colorful, simple options that look great in multiples.
Bold, graphic, and instantly identifiable, Hable Construction is one of our favorite online sources for high-end bins, pillows, and textiles. Made from organic fabric and available in 8 different prints and colors, the Storage Bushel shown left is $275.
DwellStudio is a consistent high-quality source for kids' fabrics and accessories (and if you're on a budget, they have a less expensive line at Target). They recently introduced some new sizes and patterns for their toy storage bins. This is the Large Storage Bin in Chocolate Dots, $80.
Based out of San Francisco, this store has a good online selection of modern nursery and kids' furniture, and they offer free shipping on orders over $50. Shown left is the Oeuf Classic Toy Storage for $500.
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This web store has a huge selection of modern baby and kids' stuff (also with free shipping for orders over $50), as well as some harder-to-find pieces by independent designers. The p'kolino storage ottoman ($230) is a great little piece that doubles as furniture.
This Santa Monica-based store carries its own line of furniture and bedding, as well as stuff by higher-end modern designers. We love the $400 Loom Toy Trolley, which reminds us of Alvar Aalto's famous tea trolley.
They carry a signature line of affordable fabric-covered "better basics," including collapsible storage boxes, hampers, and caddies, which you can buy online or in one of their stores. (They have locations in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Illinois, and California.) The Large Storage Box is $18.
A go-to source for kids' stuff, Target partners with a bunch of designer brands like Dwell and Liberty of London to offer inexpensive product lines. Shown left is the $25 Skip Hop Bin, a fabric bin with built-in handles.
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A good source for closet organizers and fabric bins, Kangaroom also carries colorful products for babies and kids. Shop here for affordable basics, like the $20 Joey and Jane Wire Basket.
As a source for classrooms and Montessori schools, Community Playthings carries strong and substantial furniture. It's not the most fashion-forward stuff, but it's functional and durable. The Deep Totes (shown left) are available in 5 colors for $12 each, and they're designed to fit inside a stackable frame.
When it comes to kids' rooms, IKEA continues to find its market niche, providing designer-ish products for non-designer prices. The popular Trofast Storage Bins start at $4 for the bins and $50 for the frames.