Coastalhome Great design ✷ great finds ✷ great ideas FLAUNT YOUR FABRICS From left: Sheets (top), Peacock Alley, Shabby Chic for Target, and Lilly Pulitzer for Garnet Hill. Quilts (center), Shabby Chic for Target and Garnet Hill. Towels (bottom), Lauren by Ralph Lauren Home. For more information, see Sources, page 112. linen closet smart space savers • fresh scents • gentle cleansers • organization tips & more Above the Fold Open the doors to organization! Here’s how to store and stack your way to an enviable linen closet b y a m b e r furst a n d m arisa spy k e r P H O T O G R A P H b y d a v i d hill e gas 11 coastal home linen closet 6 ways to spiff up your linen closet 1. Freshen up Don’t let your linens fall victim to an overextended stay in storage! Wash towels and sheets every six months to avoid a musty smell. We recommend these gentle cleansers and products for their phosphate-free ingredients and oh-so-clean scents. The Laundress Signature Detergent, $21, and Stiffen Up/Ironing Water Duo, $31; thelaundress.com The Good Home Company Line Dried Laundry Detergent, $22; goodhome store.com When it comes to storage, we believe in keeping all your eggs in one basket— preferably a labeled one for ultimate organization. The Container Store Open Canvas Bins, $8–$12 each; containerstore.com Peacock Alley Monaco Bath Towels, $39 each; peacockalley.com Peacock Alley Adagio Sheets in Sea Glass, from $115; peacockalley.com Kumi Basics Sheet Set, $640; kumikookoon.com 12 CoastalLiving.com September 2012 The Macbeth Collection Adhesive Shelf Liner in Decker Apple and Sophia Limoncello, $10 for two rolls; themacbeth collection.com 5. Tie it together 2. Carry all Follow this tip for storing extra sheets: Fold the fitted and flat sheets together with one pillowcase, and place all inside the other pillowcase. You’ll thank yourself later. There’s no better way to quickly spruce up a closet than with easy-to-apply patterned wallpapers and shelf liners. They provide a dose of eye candy and protect surfaces from spills. The Container Store Scented Shelf Liner in Blue Waters, $12; container store.com Vaska Oxygen Brightener, $6; vaskahome.com for retailers 3. Store more 4. Add some pizzazz Space is a luxury in a linen closet, so make the most of yours by nixing the fold and embracing the roll for bulky items such as comforters and quilts. A grosgrain ribbon tied around the middle ensures nothing comes loose (and makes you look like a domestic goddess). Serena & Lily Aqua Diamond Quilt, $180 (twin); serenaandlily.com 6. Breathe in Add some oomph to those justwashed linens with pretty sachets in fresh scents like Ocean, Coconut, and Cotton. Your guests won’t be able to keep their noses out of your linen closet’s business. The Macbeth Collection Scented Hanging Sachets, $14 for six; themacbeth collection.com.
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