SHELF LOVE

In­ter­na­tional de­clut­ter­ing ex­pert Peter Walsh tack­les two un­der­utilised spa­ces in a com­pact ter­race.

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A com­pact ter­race gets de­clut­tered with a su­per stor­age makeover.

LU­CIE MOVED INTO HER twobed­room home two years ago.

The busy sin­gle mother who works as an ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tant in the arts was happy with most of the rooms in a short time, but two ar­eas still needed im­prov­ing: the over­crowded space un­der the stairs and niches on ei­ther side of the liv­ing-room fire­place.

Former Oprah Win­frey Show ad­vi­sor Peter Walsh took up the chal­lenge. He started un­der the stairs, where Lu­cie had a stack of ev­ery­day items mixed with many of her late par­ents’ pos­ses­sions. Peter cleared it and re­pur­posed many treasured fam­ily pieces. Then he in­stalled full-height fea­ture doors so ev­ery cen­time­tre of the space could be ac­cessed. Next came the shelves and stor­age so­lu­tions.

Peter also re­or­gan­ised the liv­ing room and hung six new shelves, which hold a lot of once-hid­den dec­o­ra­tive items and visu­ally widen the space. Lu­cie couldn’t be hap­pier with the re­sult!

af­ter

Next level Three high shelves on ei­ther side of the fire­place el­e­vate the fo­cus and make the room look big­ger.

be­fore

Crowded house The floor and pi­ano were cov­ered in stuff.

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