It is great to have a big country house with rooms to put all your stuff. Or a house in the suburbs with a garage to store all the things you do not want to throw away. But in town most of us have a little hall cupboard or an alcove next to the chimney wall, so schemes are worked out to maximize the the amount of space you can get from shelves and drawers and poles and hooks and boxes.
Still in the midst of renovating my flat, another thing I ask is do you need that?
Thinking of storage and shelving I took a look at some cupboards, wardrobes and armoires that are available.
Rococo, carved medallion a very pretty armoire from French Finds.
Oka more of French style with the interior lined with curtains.
Room and Board has a more modern aesthetic with a very attractive and simple double wardrobe. No carvings and ledges for dust to collect, just straight lines in good quality wood.
West Elm has some good simple pieces for storage, discrete and would fit into the alcoves or recesses.
A charming single wardrobe from Laura Ashley and a lovely double one with simple embellishment.