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Beauty and Utility: Rustic Storage Ideas to Steal from Baileys Home & Garden

Mark and Sally Bailey were early to the game with their “repair, reuse, and rethink” design philosophy (we’ve posted about their housewares emporium Baileys Home & Garden frequently over the years). The couple has written four books: Recycled Home, Simple HomeHandmade Home, and Imperfect Home, and converted a series of farm buildings in the Hereford countryside of England into a destination compound for interiors enthusiasts in search of an honest utilitarian aesthetic. They’re constantly innovating and updating their offerings; let’s take a tour.

Photography by Rich Stapleton via Cereal Magazine.

In a converted farm building, the Baileys used recycled and salvaged furniture for display; while every inch of available space is utilized, the clutter is contained through organization.
Above: In a converted farm building, the Baileys used recycled and salvaged furniture for display; while every inch of available space is utilized, the clutter is contained through organization.
Wired-cube display shelving presents a grid of organization. Safco makes a similar system for home use that’s available via Amazon; the Wire Cube Shelving System (10 units) is $84.68. West Elm’s Wire Mesh Standing Shelving Rack is another option; $159.
Above: Wired-cube display shelving presents a grid of organization. Safco makes a similar system for home use that’s available via Amazon; the Wire Cube Shelving System (10 units) is $84.68. West Elm’s Wire Mesh Standing Shelving Rack is another option; $159.
The innovative displays adhere to the Baileys’ design philosophy of “repair, reuse, and rethink.”
Above: The innovative displays adhere to the Baileys’ design philosophy of “repair, reuse, and rethink.”
The wood from the vintage ladders contrasts with the metal shelving.
Above: The wood from the vintage ladders contrasts with the metal shelving.

Industrial wire box shelving provides a storage place for everything, no matter how small. A similar Industrial Nine-Cube Shelf is available via Restoration Hardware for $223.
Above: Industrial wire box shelving provides a storage place for everything, no matter how small. A similar Industrial Nine-Cube Shelf is available via Restoration Hardware for $223.
Canvas Utility Trucks under the display table provide another type of storage system; $159.85 from Steele Canvas.
Above: Canvas Utility Trucks under the display table provide another type of storage system; $159.85 from Steele Canvas.

A display of oak block toothbrush holders.
Above: A display of oak block toothbrush holders.
Duralex glass tumblers do a good job of organizing cutlery; see Duralex’s full line of glassware here.
Above: Duralex glass tumblers do a good job of organizing cutlery; see Duralex’s full line of glassware here.

Wooden Apple Crates with dividers provide under-counter storage; £18 each at Baileys.
Above: Wooden Apple Crates with dividers provide under-counter storage; £18 each at Baileys.
The Baileys often create modular shelving systems with Crates on Wheels, which are larger in scale than standard crates. Placing them on wheels means they’re easily transportable; £36 each at Baileys.
Above: The Baileys often create modular shelving systems with Crates on Wheels, which are larger in scale than standard crates. Placing them on wheels means they’re easily transportable; £36 each at Baileys.
A simple hanging rail, constructed out of plumbing parts, becomes the background framework for assorted Creamware Jugs; from £4.50 at Baileys.
Above: A simple hanging rail, constructed out of plumbing parts, becomes the background framework for assorted Creamware Jugs; from £4.50 at Baileys.

The Tin Tabernacle Tearoom, a building on the compound, offers respite from shopping.
Above: The Tin Tabernacle Tearoom, a building on the compound, offers respite from shopping.
Unfinished wood shelving is contrasted with painted wood paneling.
Above: Unfinished wood shelving is contrasted with painted wood paneling.
Mark and Sally Bailey take a moment in the Tin Tabernacle Tearoom.
Above: Mark and Sally Bailey take a moment in the Tin Tabernacle Tearoom.

Baileys Home & Garden is in Hereford, near Wales, and about a three-and-a-half hour train journey from Central London.

N.B.: This post is an update; it first ran on Remodelista on September 3, 2014.

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