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Niki Brantmark, who runs the interior design blog “MyScandinavianHome”, no longer has to “crawl over heaps of things” to find what she’s looking for in her attic after installing a first-class storage system from Elfa to keep everything in its place!
By Charlotta Flinkenberg Photo Niki Brantmark
In common with many other homeowners, the attic was a source of frustration for Niki Brantmark, interior design stylist and author.
– It was just a huge mess. There were things lying all over the place and when I wanted to find anything I had to more or less crawl around on top of it all. I’d often tread on the heaps and crush things when trying to get something out.
It is difficult to imagine the chaos that Niki describes when you look at her inspiring posts on Instagram and her popular blog “My Scandinavian Home” (with hundreds of thousands of followers) from her perfectly organised and styled home.
What did you feel were the main challenges?
– Attics and cellars are usually tricky spaces. Most houses have awkward sloped ceilings, very little headroom, poor natural lighting and sometimes no windows at all. They tend to get filled with all kinds of things in a totally disorganised fashion.
Scissors, string and rulers hang neatly on hooks on the large storing board along with baskets for pens and other small items.
Dividers make it easy to keep office items organised.
The transparent boxes simply click into place on a storage track.
– The store room and attic of one of my neighbours are almost annoyingly well-organised. He knows exactly where everything is. If you ask to borrow a special sort of ink pad or something like that, he’ll find it straight away. Actually I’m going to invite him over and show him that I’ve become like him... I know where everything is now – wonderful!