This busy family keeps school, sports, and dance gear in plain sight so everything is accessible in their home’s hardworking spaces.
IF THE HOME OFFICE IS STREWN WITH HER
THREE TEENAGE DAUGHTERS’ LAPTOPS and homework, Betsy Juliano doesn’t mind. And she’s not concerned that the laundry room bins are full of damp towels or that 12 coats are looped over wall hooks in the mudroom. “It’s all fine,” she says, “because every room still looks good.” Their home, which her husband, Michael, built, was designed with easy-to-see streamlined storage so it’s a snap to find figure skates, lacrosse sticks, and snow boots. And the storage is even easier to use, meaning the girls will actually put things where they belong.
Thoughtful touches abound. The office is stocked with supplies, making last-minute runs to the store a thing of the past. The laundry room windows, counter, and flatscreen TV make sorting, pressing, and folding clothes a pleasure—or close to it. And the mudroom corrals backpacks, coats, and even the dog’s bed in a central spot, blocking the mess from migrating into the rest of the house.