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Editor’s Picks: Modern Storage + Organization

It doesn’t seem to matter if the space you call home is a sprawling swath of square footage or a pre-fab tiny home–there never seems to be enough storage. From the entryways to dining rooms to guest rooms, having a place to stash clutter and spare parts is key when you’re playing host. These versatile modern storage designs offer everything from secret hiding places to dual functionality in all the rooms of the house.

Componibili Round Modular Stacking Units by Kartell

Great design is versatile, and the Componibili has been boasting its adaptability for more than 50 years. This modular system is a flexible, functional and practical solution for the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen or living room, with sliding doors that tuck away clutter. Designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri, the Componibili design is recognized all over the world and even on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Great design is versatile, and the Componibili has been boasting its adaptability for more than 50 years. This modular system is a flexible, functional and practical solution for the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen or living room, with sliding doors that tuck away clutter. Designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri, the Componibili design is recognized all over the world and even on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Great design is versatile, and the Componibili has been boasting its adaptability for more than 50 years. This modular system is a flexible, functional and practical solution for the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen or living room, with sliding doors that tuck away clutter. Designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri, the Componibili design is recognized all over the world and even on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Panier Table by Kartell

Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Panier Table can serve as a coffee table as well as a handy storage basket underneath its “lid.” Use it to store extra throw blankets in the media room, magazines in the living room, or toys in the play room. Its transparent polycarbonate construction is sturdy and comes in a number of luscious colors.

Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Panier Table can serve as a coffee table as well as a handy storage basket underneath its “lid.” Use it to store extra throw blankets in the media room, magazines in the living room, or toys in the play room. Its transparent polycarbonate construction is sturdy and comes in a number of luscious colors.

Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Panier Table can serve as a coffee table as well as a handy storage basket underneath its “lid.” Use it to store extra throw blankets in the media room, magazines in the living room, or toys in the play room. Its transparent polycarbonate construction is sturdy and comes in a number of luscious colors.

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Dang 1 Door/3 Drawer Console by Blu Dot

Dang—that’s a good-looking cabinet for extra dishes, flatware and serving dishes that won’t be an added eyesore to a dining space. Brass detailing complements any of the five finishes, and the perforations in the door let you a remote control communicate with any any out-of-sight electronics inside.

Dang—that’s a good-looking cabinet for extra dishes, flatware and serving dishes that won’t be an added eyesore to a dining space. Brass detailing complements any of the five finishes, and the perforations in the door let you a remote control communicate with any any out-of-sight electronics inside.

Dang—that’s a good-looking cabinet for extra dishes, flatware and serving dishes that won’t be an added eyesore to a dining space. Brass detailing complements any of the five finishes, and the perforations in the door let you use a remote control with any any out-of-sight electronics inside.

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Elko Credenza Small by Eastvold Furniture

The Elko Credenza is a sleek piece of modern furniture that is ideal for seamless organization. Two panels of bamboo doors slide to reveal open shelving inside. The adjustable shelves are great for storing your tableware and barware, too.

The Elko Credenza is a sleek piece of modern furniture that is ideal for seamless organization. Two panels of bamboo doors slide to reveal open shelving inside. The adjustable shelves are great for storing your tableware and barware, too.

The Elko Credenza is a sleek piece of modern furniture that is ideal for seamless organization. Two panels of bamboo doors slide to reveal open shelving inside. The adjustable shelves are great for storing your tableware and barware, too.

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Shale Bar Cabinet by Blu Dot

The No. 1 rule for holiday hosting? Stocked bar. The Shale Bar cabinet is here for it, with four drawers, a stemware holder, 10-bottle rack and four self-closing drawers with handsome leather pulls. There’s plenty of room for ingredients to make everyone’s go-to drinks without having it all on display like a hotel bar.

The No. 1 rule for holiday hosting? Stocked bar. The Shale Bar cabinet is here for it, with four drawers, a stemware holder, 10-bottle rack and four self-closing drawers with handsome leather pulls. There’s plenty of room for ingredients to make everyone’s go-to drinks without having it all on display like a hotel bar.

The No. 1 rule for holiday hosting? Stocked bar. The Shale Bar cabinet is here for it, with four drawers, a stemware holder, 10-bottle rack and four self-closing drawers with handsome leather pulls. There’s plenty of room for ingredients to make everyone’s go-to drinks without having it all on display like a hotel bar.

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Pearl Bookcase by Modloft

In open floor plans, a significant shelving unit can double as a space divider, while providing a clean space to store and display your favorite items. The ladder style of Modloft’s Pearl Bookcase has a sculptural presence that’s visually appealing and supremely functional.

In open floor plans, a significant shelving unit can double as a space divider, while providing a clean space to store and display your favorite items. The ladder style of Modloft’s Pearl Bookcase has a sculptural presence that’s visually appealing and supremely functional.

In open floor plans, a significant shelving unit can double as a space divider, while providing a clean space to store and display your favorite items. The ladder style of Modloft’s Pearl Bookcase has a sculptural presence that’s visually appealing and supremely functional.

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Eames Storage Units, 4-Units High by Charles + Ray Eames from Herman Miller

The X-plate on the back of the shelves, the Lego-like buttons and unique palettes are all quintessential Eames. This piece from the design duo was created in 1950, and its modularity signaled a major design innovation. The engineering remains inventive to this day, with preconfigured pieces that fit together to make a custom storage system.

The X-plate on the back of the shelves, the Lego-like buttons and unique palettes are all quintessential Eames. This piece from the design duo was created in 1950, and its modularity signaled a major design innovation. The engineering remains inventive to this day, with preconfigured pieces that fit together to make a custom storage system.

The X-plate on the back of the shelves, the Lego-like buttons and unique palettes are all quintessential Eames. This piece from the design duo was created in 1950, and its modularity signaled a major design innovation. The engineering remains inventive to this day, with preconfigured pieces that fit together to make a custom storage system.

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Kast Modular Storage by Vitra

Part shelf, part wall and part cabinet, designer Maarten Van Severen didn’t just consider the functional elements of his Kast Storage System, but its form too. Van Severen paid special attention to the color palette to create harmony among all of the pieces, emphasize the proportions and have it feel fresh and cheerful in any space.

Part shelf, part wall and part cabinet, designer Maarten Van Severen didn’t just consider the functional elements of his Kast Storage System, but its form too. Van Severen paid special attention to the color palette to create harmony among all of the pieces, emphasize the proportions and have it feel fresh and cheerful in any space.

Part shelf, part wall and part cabinet, designer Maarten Van Severen didn’t just consider the functional elements of his Kast Storage System, but its form too. Van Severen paid special attention to the color palette to create harmony among all of the pieces, emphasize the proportions and have it feel fresh and cheerful in any space.

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LAXseries Storage Bench by MASHstudios

Whether in the dining room, entryway or bedroom, this storage bench offers extra space to sit, store and conceal. The padded seat slides to open up a storage box, while sleek shelves make room for things that are better on display.

Whether in the dining room, entryway or bedroom, this storage bench offers extra space to sit, store and conceal. The padded seat slides to open up a storage box, while sleek shelves make room for things that are better on display.

Whether in the dining room, entryway or bedroom, this storage bench offers extra space to sit, store and conceal. The padded seat slides to open up a storage box, while sleek shelves make room for things that are better on display.

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Terrace Square Coffee Table by BDI

This coffee table was made for all the coffee table books your heart desires. The pinwheel design creates a storage space under tempered glass, ready to be filled with pieces that showcase your good taste, plus necessities like remotes and coasters.

This coffee table was made for all the coffee table books your heart desires. The pinwheel design creates a storage space under tempered glass, ready to be filled with pieces that showcase your good taste, plus necessities like remotes and coasters.

This coffee table was made for all the coffee table books your heart desires. The pinwheel design creates a storage space under tempered glass, ready to be filled with pieces that showcase your good taste, plus necessities like remotes and coasters.

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Plus - S Storage Module by Lyon Beton

These modular pieces let you build a coffee table, shelf or small storage space in ultra-durable concrete. Each module is clean and minimal, making it versatile and customizable to your needs by stacking them up or clustering them together.

These modular pieces let you build a coffee table, shelf or small storage space in ultra-durable concrete. Each module is clean and minimal, making it versatile and customizable to your needs by stacking them up or clustering them together.

These modular pieces let you build a coffee table, shelf or small storage space in ultra-durable concrete. Each module is clean and minimal, making it versatile and customizable to your needs by stacking them up or clustering them together.

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Tree Bookcase by Nursery Works

Doubling as a décor piece, the Tree Bookcase uses its angular branches to store toys and books in a whimsical way. The design fits more than 100 books safely and makes for a fun ritual for kids to choose favorite reads.

Doubling as a décor piece, the Tree Bookcase uses its angular branches to store toys and books in a whimsical way. The design fits more than 100 books safely and makes for a fun ritual for kids to choose favorite reads.

Doubling as a décor piece, the Tree Bookcase uses its angular branches to store toys and books in a whimsical way. The design fits more than 100 books safely and makes for a fun ritual for kids to choose favorite reads.

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Wooden Multi Shelf from Ferm Living

This smart wall storage takes up minimal real estate while providing a space to keep small tools and other pieces in any room. Shelves, knobs and small cups are simple and ultra-functional, and the black stained finish can be an elegant piece of wall décor.

This smart wall storage takes up minimal real estate while providing a space to keep small tools and other pieces in any room. Shelves, knobs and small cups are simple and ultra-functional, and the black stained finish can be an elegant piece of wall décor.

This smart wall storage takes up minimal real estate while providing a space to keep small tools and other pieces in any room. Shelves, knobs and small cups are simple and ultra-functional, and the black stained finish can be an elegant piece of wall décor.

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Boa Woven Basket Set from Blomus

A stack of baskets are the ultimate easy storage solution, and the soft, elevated look of this trio amp up the form and function factor. Tightly woven cotton is durable and holds shape, and discrete handles make it easy to transport the baskets from room to room.

A stack of baskets are the ultimate easy storage solution, and the soft, elevated look of this trio amp up the form and function factor. Tightly woven cotton is durable and holds shape, and discrete handles make it easy to transport the baskets from room to room.

A stack of baskets are the ultimate easy storage solution, and the soft, elevated look of this trio amp up the form and function factor. Tightly woven cotton is durable and holds shape, and discrete handles make it easy to transport the baskets from room to room.

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Towel Ladder by Menu

Billed as a freestanding towel rack for the bathroom, we absolutely love Menu’s ladder system piled with layered blankets and throws in any other room. Hanging your favorite textiles acts as a décor element up the wall, and makes additional blankets easy to grab when a room gets chilly.

Billed as a freestanding towel rack for the bathroom, we absolutely love Menu’s ladder system piled with layered blankets and throws in any other room. Hanging your favorite textiles acts as a décor element up the wall, and makes additional blankets easy to grab when a room gets chilly.

Billed as a freestanding towel rack for the bathroom, we absolutely love Menu’s ladder system piled with layered blankets and throws in any other room. Hanging your favorite textiles acts as a décor element up the wall, and makes additional blankets easy to grab when a room gets chilly.

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Sarah Schaale

Sarah Schaale

Sarah is a Brand Marketing Manger for YDesign Group brands. A writer and editor at heart, she loves storytelling in all its forms and is a copious consumer of the Internet (for better or worse). In design, she finds inspiration in simplicity, warmth and all things Danish.

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