I have a thing for drawers….and cubbies and anything that features them…..
I think I must have been a carpenter in another life, because I love pieces that have multiple drawers and cubbies.
I know I’m not alone. Everyone loves this library wall that Kelly Wearstler did.
And we have all ooooed and ahhhhed over this stainless steel island ( and the amazing pendant lights) that has floated over blog land forever.
I am so covetous of those DRAWERS! And it’s not even about the storage…..just love looking at them lined up like little soldiers all in a row. (I do wonder which of the ones that come together at the corner are functional…..they both can’t be? Anything for symmetry, I guess!)
I ran across this beauty at a flea market, and so wanted it for a kitchen island, but I didn’t have the client who loved it as much as I did. I love the box of drawers sitting on top too.
And then there is this map chest that I found….I’m thinking of all the cool little things that could find a home in all those little narrow drawers….placemats, scarves, paper….oh the endless possibilities!
I design most of my kitchens with a multitude of drawers rather than base cabinets because they are so functional…..or maybe because I just like them!
Have you seen more beautiful drawers than this….be still my heart!
OK…not so many drawers, but it’s pink and it has a cubbie too!
I think my love for drawers and cubbies must have something to do with my constant quest to be organized….not that I’m winning that battle, mind you, but if I had this, wouldn’t I be getting close?
How about a rotating cubbie for my shoes?
or my books….
Or for beautiful objects d’ art!
I think I love drawers and cubbies because they can be functional and beautiful….two ingredients necessary for good design.
Or maybe it’s the mystery of wondering what’s inside.
I realize in the grand scheme of design elements that I could obsess over, having a “thing” for cubbies and drawers might seem a bit eccentric, and I’m really ok with that. I kind of like the idea of eccentricity as I age. You don’t need to worry about me until I start looking at canes and walkers in the same way!! Tee Hee!……although a lovely, handcarved cane…….hmmmm?