eames hang-it-all

As many of you guessed my little shopping spree a couple of weeks ago resulted in one of these:

Yes, the Limited Edition Eames Hang-It-All with black frame and walnut hooks. The moment I lay eyes on this beauty I wanted one. I’ve always been a fan of the multi-coloured Hang-It-All but could never imagine it in my Victorian home. When I saw this more natural, organic version I knew I could make it work and I knew exactly where I would use it. In fact, I couldn’t get it on the wall fast enough.

Since we moved into The Marion House, the back entry way has always been a disaster zone. Due to poor planning and a lack of space, there is no closet or mudroom when you enter through the back of the house. Basically, you walk right into the kitchen. As you can imagine, coats, bags, shoes, boots, keys, mobile phones, sunglasses and anything else we might be bringing in lands in a heap on the floor. Add a toddler and a change of season, like winter, into the mix or some house guests and you can imagine the chaos. On a good day, it would look something like this:

Not that bad, but as I’m sure many of you can attest to it is these little disorganized piles that begin to drive you crazy. I found myself constantly cleaning this one area of the house and no sooner had I cleared this mess than another appeared. It was a losing battle!

Well, no more. The Eames Hang-It-All is up and I couldn’t be happier! For now I’ve added an old vintage wood crate to the floor to collect all the shoes and boots.

I might need to add a few more things come winter time – a few, tall woven baskets and a better floor mat come to my mind – but for now everything is off the floor and organized. What a relief – one less area to have to tidy everyday!

Filed under beautiful objects, house projects


  1. Posted September 27, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink

    I love the way that looks against the wall color.

  2. clay
    Posted September 27, 2010 at 10:15 AM | Permalink

    nice find

  3. janet
    Posted September 27, 2010 at 10:26 AM | Permalink

    did seeing our completely disorganized, chaotic mudroom inspire this? LOL. Seriously though, looks good! nice piece.

  4. Posted September 27, 2010 at 10:52 AM | Permalink

    It’s gorgeous and looks great, especially against that beautiful wall color! This is on my serious-consideration-for-purchase list. I think it would keep me sane in the bedroom and hopefully move all the stuff off the couch that never ends up back in its proper drawer.

  5. Posted September 27, 2010 at 11:17 AM | Permalink

    Looks great Emma. I’ve always been put off by the colours of the original too but this one ‘fits’ perfectly.

  6. Posted September 27, 2010 at 11:52 AM | Permalink

    ahhh the jumbled mess that accumulates by the doors… I find bins super useful–especially well-made wooden boxes and baskets that can stand up to kicking, smooshing and years of shoe collection. With the volume of kids we have, and with the multitude of shoes that they have, if it weren’t for storage, you’d trip over them everywhere. They also eliminate a last minute search for the missing lefty. We have a teak dresser in our entry way and everyone has a drawer: Shoes go in, dirt too, and the inside gets vacuumed whenever I can remember. Cheers!

  7. Mahshad
    Posted September 27, 2010 at 2:42 PM | Permalink

    it’s just gorgeous. I was also looking at it. Hasnain of course liked the multi colour version, which would be nice in his studio, but the wood one is just fabulous. I had put it on my christmas wish list. I love that we have similar taste. it’s a compliment to me to share some of your fantastic taste in design. ;-)

  8. Posted September 27, 2010 at 2:57 PM | Permalink

    love ..love it

  9. Posted September 27, 2010 at 3:12 PM | Permalink

    Looks awesome. It works!

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  11. Posted September 27, 2010 at 10:13 PM | Permalink

    great piece, I much prefer this to the multi-colour one. A classic all the way.

  12. Posted September 27, 2010 at 10:49 PM | Permalink

    It fits in perfectly!

  13. Posted September 28, 2010 at 1:06 AM | Permalink

    Gorgeous! I just love it Emma…you have such an amazing eye. Simple and beautiful….perfection. There is almost nothing as frustrating as an unruly entryway…argh. :)

  14. Posted September 28, 2010 at 3:52 PM | Permalink

    Hi Emma,
    I just made my way over from BYW and what a delightful image to happen upon–I too love the Eames Hang-It-All. I’ve never seen this particular version and I like it. I too am in a constant state of implementing organizing solutions around the home. It’s all about utilizing the wall space, and scattering baskets around as handy catch-alls!

  15. Posted September 29, 2010 at 6:03 AM | Permalink

    You managed to make a “mud-room” look classy elegant and enviable. The wall color with the Eames is perfection. Bravo!

  16. Posted September 29, 2010 at 8:08 AM | Permalink

    I LOVE this, everything about it! I’ve been dying for the walnut hang-it-all, too – blast you for making it look so good in a real space, now I really want one! lol

  17. Posted September 30, 2010 at 2:53 PM | Permalink

    Love it! Seriously looks like a magazine before-and-after shoot. Though I don’t fully believe you that there is a messy corner of your gorgeous home! :)

  18. Posted October 1, 2010 at 9:25 PM | Permalink

    Just popping over from BYW class. Love your blog Emma, can’t wait to have a good read of your archives. I’ve ordered one of these hang-it-all’s also but I am waiting for it to arrive. I really enjoyed seeing yours insitu, it looks great – I’m all excited now! Your dining room looks lovely, your choices were perfect.

  19. Posted October 5, 2010 at 11:23 PM | Permalink

    what is that paint color anyway?

  20. Posted October 6, 2010 at 9:18 AM | Permalink

    Hi Carrie – It is Benjamin Moore chalkboard paint in grey.

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