A place for everything



Long before I had kids I bought a 1930s children’s wardrobe. At the time it wasn’t a terribly practical piece, with only one small cupboard and ten tiny drawers – but I loved its simple lines, wooden beading and original apple green paintwork. Once I had kids it quickly became my most useful piece of furniture because it had lots of small drawers for lots of small things.

When I first saw the Collect chest of drawers from Wis Design, I mentally started allocating things to the various sized drawers. Ah! Storage heaven to have flat drawers for socks, medium sized drawers for t-shirts and big deep drawers for bulky winter woollens.

The Collect chest of drawers has either 15 or 18 drawers and the colours and wood panelling that create the patchwork effect can be changed to fit individual decor. Even so, the designers’ choice of cool blues and warm browns and greys is stunning. The drawers would certainly make a funky and practical nursery piece.

Before you start sorting out your kid’s clothes, you should know that the Collect chest of drawers is not yet available from an Australian retailer (however enquiries can be directed to Schönbuch.)

via MoCo Loco

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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