Inspiration: Orderly Art Supplies

Inspiration: Orderly Art Supplies

Leah Moss
Sep 22, 2009

As someone naturally prone to creative chaos, I truly believe that order is an art form. Well, to take that thought a step further, I thought we'd hit two birds with one stone during arts, crafts, and collections month and feature a few spaces where craft supplies are organized so beautifully that they could stand as artistic displays on their own...

• 1. This is definitely an instance when color-coding lends itself to form and function. In case you missed the rest of Shauna and Stephen's dream of a home and studio space, check out the full tour here.

• 2. Galvanized metal will never cease to win me over, and this craft room application is no exception. We like how the Ikea specials on the bottom row have been given a little rustic charm when paired with worn wood and other vintage-y galvanized containers.

• 3, 4 However, while I love the streamlined look and visual ease of the matching galvanized metal art supply holders, I also appreciate the easy to spot look of glass containers. Old jars, candy dishes, and large glass canisters are perfect inexpensive ways to corral renegade supplies. Simply grouping them by color or type and lining them up creates a pleasing displaying.

• 5. Holy organization! I suppose the degree of neatness has a lot to do with the type of art ad craft supplies. As a painter— and a messy one at that— I can never in a million years picture my supplies so pristinely arranged, but I sure do appreciate craftster Lisa Brown's, impeccable order.

(Image: 1: Kristen Lubbe of Apartment Therapy: DC, 2: Country Home, 3: Wildflowers & Marbles via Ohdeedoh, 4: Splat Girl Creates, 5: Two Peas In a Bucket)

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