Shoe storage in a closet can be a real challenge, as can fighting out what to do with the wasted vertical space with really high ceilings. I wouldn’t recommend this solution for everyone, but in this closet, the perfect shoe storage solution was to get stackable shoe shelves and really use the height of the closet to make all the shoes visible.
Before, they were hiding under clothes, some were on shoe shelves on the upper closet shelf, but they were only two tiers high so there was open space above them. This option allowed husband and wife to accommodate all of their shoes and to organize them by type. Those they wear most frequently go on the bottom shelves. We made room so that only two sides needed shoe shelves and we had room for tall boots on the other. We also left space in the closet for a step stool so reaching those higher up isn’t a hassle. .
The key to this storage solution was picking the right shelves. You wouldn’t think shoe shelves would be that tricky, but making sure they’re deep enough to accommodate the length of men’s shoes, high enough for tennis shoes or hiking boots, have a mesh or otherwise solid surface so flats and heels don’t fall through, and that the shelves fit into the space can be quite a puzzle. We fit the pieces together and solved this shoe puzzle beautifully. 👠 👞 👟
Glorious autumn sunshine today ☀️ In the #howewindow is this rustic Adirondack style twiggy étagère, in good solid order, c.1950s, set against an unusual Balkan tapestry or kilim, initialed 'JK' in the lower lefthand corner, 1920/30 #foundbyhowe ⠀⠀
Also shown is this supremely comfortable brown leather armchair, the interior upholstery carefully resprung lending support to the to the well preserved but beautifully worn Moroccan leather, French, c.1870/80 as well as a *new* example of our #madebyhowe Princess and the Pea Dog Bed.⠀