Williams-Sonoma's offerings are usually synonymous with those of our sister site, the Kitchn. But, they have a few goods that find a place in other parts of the home as well (and not just because they were left there by some unthinking spouse, roommate or friend). Here are a few things we've used in our own homes,
and those of friends, after the jump...
- Metro Shelving. This is the shelving of the loft explosion we experienced growing up and we're still a fan. Yes, there are great copies available at many price points from Target to Ikea and beyond but this is the original restaurant-tough version, shiny, sturdy and strong. Use it in the living room, in contrast with softer pieces, for a look that's classic but still fresh.
- Carpet Sweeper. Green cleaning all the way. Just like Grandma had and since she was right about a lot of things, we're guessing she was right about this too. On sale.
- Brushed Nickel Hook Racks. Put it to work on your landing strip to hold coats or in your bathroom to hold towels. On sale.
- Kik-Step Rolling Stool. Marry our love for the industrial with our height challenge and we've got a selection of ladders and stools that allow us to reach upper shelves all around our home. This is the original non-scuff version that you can kick with your feet, keeping your hands free, and it won't mar your wood floors.
- Glass Canisters. A step up from the medical supply jars we love, wide mouths make for easy scooping of laundry detergent, dog food, bath salts, guest soaps, q-tips...well, the list goes on. On sale.
- Organizing Binders. We'd go for the Homekeeping Binder to tap into our inner Martha Stewart and keep all our home documents, reminders and numbers in one place. On sale.
- Oval Stoneware Basket. Originally meant to keep bread warm at the table, we'd use it on our landing strip to hold mail, in the closet to hold belts and scarves, in the bathroom to hold bath essentials, or in the garden, lining it and then filling it with succulents. On sale
- Garden Trug. The classic basket for collecting cut flowers from the garden can also hold magazines, knitting or mail.