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You’ve Probably Never Seen Pegboard Look This Stylish, and It’s Not in a Kitchen, Home Office, or Garage

published Nov 29, 2022
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Interior stylist Robin Daprato‘s cozy, neutral, and inviting Toronto home has actually been featured twice on Apartment Therapy, and in the six years she’s lived there, the space has grown and changed along with her. The barstools in the kitchen have been swapped, new accent tables pepper the living room, and the bedroom has been painted. One thing that hasn’t changed much, though, is the genius pegboard wall in the dining area, which Daprato counts as one of her proudest DIYs, even though she had some help with it.

“Admittedly, I didn’t actually do-it-myself, but I did get some super-talented carpenter friends to help me fulfill my vision,” she says. “When my ex moved out, my office had this big empty corner that I wasn’t sure what to do with, and, I think, I saw a plywood pegboard on a Pinterest page or something, and I thought that would fit perfectly in this space. What they came back with was so beautiful and far exceeded my expectations. I am so in love with how it turned out, and it is such a beautiful way for me to showcase some of my favorite objects.”

What’s so genius is that like most pegboards, the shelves are moveable, so she can reposition them and transition different objects in and out of her individual tableaus here. She also adds that as a tarot reader, she wanted to have a “beautiful backdrop” for virtual readings. So she’s put the pegboard to use for display her crystals, tarot cards, incense, and candles, too.

If you’re hoping to recreate this neutral backdrop with a rotating cast of characters (Read: frames, busts, candles — you name it), you’re in luck. If you’re feeling ambitious and want to but your DIY skills to use (or learn some new ones!) you can follow some fantastic tutorials online, like this one or this one.

But if you’re less inclined to take on a project, you can certainly find similar pegboards for purchase online. But what’s so unique about this one is the oversized holes and larger-than-life dimensions, which together make the entire unit look more modern and high-design. I also love that Daprato chose to put this piece in her dining room versus the kitchen, near a desk, or in a garage. It makes pegboard all the more stylish and unique.