An extra big closet?

This is part two to the related post Maid’s Rooms… So if you had an extra big closet right off the kitchen making it into a pantry for overflow food storage items is the obvious answer as to what to do with the space.

Okay, so this is more of a hallway pantry than a closet pantry, but I just love it. It is so inspiring to even think about being that organized!

From Design*Sponge's EmersonMade feature

My MIL has an incredible room behind her kitchen full of kitchen overflow and crafting supplies. It’s such a peaceful haven!


Given that I don’t sew, I think having a wrapping room would be better for me! Apparently Tori Spelling had three gift wrapping rooms in her old mega-Mansion! (This is the smallest of the three!)


Depending on how big the closet is, you will either have an option for it to be purely storage versus somewhere you’d actually sit down to work on a project.

From the SF Decorator's showcase featured on

It really might be worth it to add floor to ceiling shelving don’t you think? And I love how wrapping paper was used behind the shelving.

And then there is Martha. These pictures are so perfect it’s a little bit scary. I think I prefer the inspirations above!

But I do like how she stores her wrapping paper so simply in a metal pail. And I love that shade of green. It seems very fitting of a craft room.

So the bottom line is that an extra room, even if it’s just a closet, is the ultimate luxury–especially here in Hong Kong where every square foot is priceless. I’m determined that our maid’s room not go to waste! Stay tuned.
Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

7 responses to “An extra big closet?

  1. Natasha! Your blog is great! I am definitely reading along so keep the posts coming. Your apartment looks incredible. I hope you guys are loving the adventure!

    P.S. Martha Stewart freaks me out

  2. Love the organizational inspiration! In my dreams…

  3. I have that same pantry photo (the first one) saved in my “pretty things” folder!

  4. Oh My . . . Hong Kong! My Mom has a wrapping paper station in the basement. My Dad built it for her. She has peg board (I think that’s what it’s called) on the wall behind the counter and has hooks for all of her ribbons, scissors, etc. I love how easily the spool spins on those hooks. My cousin turned her spare bedroom closet into a fabulous craft/art station. I prefer to organize on the floor and dining room tables. I can’t wait to see what you do with the maid’s closet. I think I would probably have to shove a maid in there along with my things in order to keep it organized!

  5. That first photo is divine! The wood combined with the lovely space/lighting combined with all of the glass jars…! Absolutely divine.

    A gift-wrapping room would be awesome, and I’m sure you would take advantage of it! But are you sure you won’t need that space for pantry space for all of your cooking goods?

  6. You could certainly see your skills within the article you write.
    The world hopes for even more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to say how
    they believe. At all times go after your heart.

  7. I regularly post 400×400 square images and 843×403 rectangular images as part of promotions on Facebook and use
    links to drive the viewers to contests, special deals, etc.

    The following are four prime reasons why you should be using Pinterest,
    including examples of practical applications:. See the action on the left
    hand column of the home page.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *