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Aha! Hack: A No-Drill Hanging Solution for Kitchen Tools

Devol Galley Kitchen in Bath, England with S Hook

It’s obvious to anyone who visits our site that we gravitate toward a few storage classics over and over again. For instance, we have yet to meet a Shaker peg rail, a French net market bag, or a simple glass pantry jar that we didn’t like. They are classics for a reason.

Also on our go-to list? A good S hook, from which you can hang almost anything—towels in the bathroom, coats in the entryway, pots and utensils in the kitchen. Recently, the folks at deVOL, the UK-based bespoke kitchen maker, emailed us some images from a project that had us marveling at the S hook all over again—both because of its versatile utility and its exceptional ability to create an artful moment.

The photographs they sent were of a small, considered galley kitchen in Bath, England. (The owners are the chic couple behind biannual magazine Cereal.) In the image that especially captured our attention, a large silver S hook hangs from the knob of an over-counter cabinet, next to the sink. From it hangs a trio of scrubbing brushes. Suspended from the hook, the brushes look almost like art. Have a look.

Photography courtesy of deVOL.

An elegant setup. Hanging the scrubbing brushes from an S hook right next to the kitchen sink not only makes sense but also provides a great way to air-dry them. Why keep the brushes hidden away when they can be so pretty to look at? Another option: Hang a nice-looking dish towel from a hook.
Above: An elegant setup. Hanging the scrubbing brushes from an S hook right next to the kitchen sink not only makes sense but also provides a great way to air-dry them. Why keep the brushes hidden away when they can be so pretty to look at? Another option: Hang a nice-looking dish towel from a hook.

Steal This Look

The key to getting this look right is to find a large statement-making S hook, one that measures 4 inches or more. These 4-inch Brass S-Shaped Hooks would be perfect; $13.99 for 10 on Amazon.
Above: The key to getting this look right is to find a large statement-making S hook, one that measures 4 inches or more. These 4-inch Brass S-Shaped Hooks would be perfect; $13.99 for 10 on Amazon.
RuiLing Extra-Large S-Shaped Hook on Amazon
Above: Affordably priced, the Extra-Large S-Shape Hooks found on Amazon measure 4.75 inches in height and are just $7.87 for a pack of 6.

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N.B.: This post has been updated with new products and links; it was first published December 2019.

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