Magazine files: A home with a place for everything

Heading into the weekend, I thought I would post some images from a home that is inspiring me in so many ways.

The home, featured in Better Homes and Gardens in January, belongs to the talented graphic designer Sharilyn Wright in Burnaby, Canada. The orderly and lovingly outfitted rooms are what first drew me in, but I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that I had come across her beautiful design work before. She hand-crafts stylish desktop address file boxes from Canadian maple and recycled papers, as a great alternative to the Rolodex. Her shop, lovelydesign, also carries a range of other ec0-friendly products, including notebooks and other paper goods.

I was further smitten upon reading her blog, where she reveals more about her creative process and how it meshes with her role as mom to a three-year-old girl and another baby on the way. Yes, I instantly added her blog to my blogroll since I so enjoyed seeing even more glimpses into her home and her life as a creative mom.

What so impressed me the most about Sharilyn's home is how wonderfully she incorporates organization into their lives. We all know this is a challenge when there are little ones around, but I must confess that I dislike when I see homes of families with children and all the kid things are hidden away. Sharilyn shares my philosophy that our homes should reflect the fact that kids live there without letting our homes turn into giant toy stores. Organization is the key, and I so enjoy Sharilyn's ideas for organization.

To see the full spread of Sharilyn Wright's home in Better Homes and Gardens, click here. I hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I did.



Torrie said...

I totally agree. My kids are a huge part of our entire home, and always will be! I want our home to reflect both our- and their passions (be it toys, art supplies, books, games) so we can all enjoy our home in our own way.

I'm headed to her blog now... anything to do with kids and organization is *right up my alley, as you know by now:).

I am so HAPPY that you guys enjoyed the mac & cheese!!! What a nice compliment that your husband gave, and I'll be sure to share this with my cousin! Thank you for letting me know how it turned out:).

Amanda said...

Sharilyn's blog is a huge favourite of mine too and I remember when I first discovered it, I went back and read through her old posts :) What drew me in was her gorgeous, casual home with its character and the way she shared her adventures with her daughter. Thanks for sharing some more pictures of her wonderful home - aren't those colour coded bookshelves fantatsic?!

CACHANILLA73 said...

Looove her blog and of course her ideas and decor, I am a follower now.

Heartfire At Home said...

Big fave of mine too... I did a post about her office and her amazing organisation a while ago.

I see from these pics she is a big globe lover!! I can see a whole heap of them on top of that bookcase - wow! I have a 'thing' for globes too.

It certainly is a most gorgeous home.

Linda. xox

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

I love Lovely Design and first discovered it after reading the article in Better Homes and Garden, too!

Samantha2818 said...

Thanks for sharing this home - I'm going to have a look at the full article now.
I'm always looking for ways to keep my home and my kids things organised so any help I can get is welcome!
I'm now your newest follower but for some reason my photo disappeared! So I'm your newest faceless follower!

Heather said...

Her home is so great...and such lovely uses of color. As for the organization...I love all the book shelves and boxes and cubbie! Bring on the storage!

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