A well-thought-out entryway will change your life. Imagine your keys always in the same place—along with your wallet, glasses, and jacket. Mail and newspapers sorted into drawers, bins, or baskets. Loose change in a nice little dish. Scarves and hats and backpacks have a designated place (that isn’t on the floor or sofa).
The best way to achieve this type of homey harmony? A one-stop entryway station in the form of a freestanding or wall-mounted rack designed with systems in mind. Here are our picks.
Above: Anthropologie’s Iron Entryway Shelf Set ($98) keeps keys, mail, and newspapers sorted. Bonus points for hanging more S hooks off the lower bar.
Above: The Hopper Metal Rolling Rack with Storage Shelf comes on wheels and has ample storage space for coats, hats, shoes, and beyond. It’s made of walnut-finished wood and metal; $399 from Pottery Barn.
Above: If you’re familiar with our book, , you might recognize this unit from our Entryway chapter. It’s the Remodelista: The Organized Home Unit by Marina Bautier for Stattmann Neue Moebel, a solid wood system of modular storage solutions (shown here with a single shelf, row of hooks, and drawer below) to configure to your liking. Contact Stattmann Neue Moebel for price and shipping information.
Above: The Pinnig Coat Rack with Shoe Bench from Ikea is made of black powder-coated steel and has two rows of hooks to hang hats, jackets, baskets, a hanging mirror—or to keep a rolled-up yoga mat tucked behind the top tier of hooks; $89.
Above: Designed by Dieter Rams, the Vitsoe 606 Universal Shelving System is unchanged since 1960—it’s that enduring. The system is designed for use all over the house and is something to build upon from one small unit to a larger bookshelf. We like the use of a small section with a couple drawers for the entryway. Prices start at $576 at Vitsoe. For more, see The World’s Greenest and Most Economical Shelving System?
Above: Swedish brand House Doctor makes the Iron Hallway Coat Stand that, in addition to a few hooks up top and a bench, has a foldout hanging area for extra coats or guest jackets on hangers; €619 at Woo Design in the EU.
Above: From Restoration Hardware, the Coat Rack Bench is available in two sizes. Pictured here is the smaller option, measuring 36 in wide by 16 in deep by 72 in high; $1,445
Above: With a hanging rod and two adjustable shelves, the Brabantia Linn Small Black Clothes Rack has plenty of storage for your entryway. Materials include black powder-coated steel and natural bamboo; $149.95 from Crate and Barrel.
Above: The Hallie Entryway Storage Unit‘s nine oversized hooks provide more than enough hanging storage; $149 at Urban Outfitters.
Above: The Wall Mounted Entryway Coat Rack from Anthropologie has a spot for everything from the iron hooks at the top to the two wooden shelves underneath; $548
N.B.: This post is an update; it was first published on July 6, 2018.
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