Here in Northern California’s Wine Country, fall is upon us. Crisp, chilly nights have been followed by hot, sun-drenched afternoons — we are often seeing 40-degree temperature shifts. Layering is the trick to dressing in this climate, so on most days I start with a jacket and muffler, and strip down to some T-shirt and shorts by noon.
This creates a coatrack a necessity for me. I wager it’s equally necessary for many of you — particularly if you still have kiddos at home. The big challenge is taking this lowly but essential entryway thing and which makes it a robust statement of personal style and history.
Jessica Risko Smith Interior Design
This exuberant coatrack offers a whole new interpretation of”hall tree.” Multiple stain colours and unique textures add to its interest, and the scale is ideal for this particular wall. You could get the exact same effect by painting the tree on the walls and then adding hooks into the branches.
Allison Lind Interiors + RE:LOCATE
An equally arresting style statement, this coatrack has a dark shade and unpretentious leaves and branches — combined with a constrained scale — that give it an”I’m modern, but I don’t take myself too badly” appeal.
What a superb take on the ubiquitous white beadboard hall built! The deep eggplant color warms and tantalizes, while just the bench’s and coatrack’s being constructed in keeps this very budget friendly. In case your own personal style is less daring, consider doing the identical thing but use a shade just a couple of ticks deeper than the surrounding walls.
Harper Design from HarperCollins Publishers
Eclectic, industrial, playful — that coatrack has it all. Everyday C-clamps grip a brightly colored painted shelf to shape hooks; the mixture of accessories makes it a feeling. I want to understand the story behind the squirrel!
This distressed and painted locker, with all of its amazing imperfections, would have been ideal for my sons, who never opened anything with their hands whenever they could use their toes. The simple fact that this is an old United Airlines locker bought off Craigslist gives it an instantaneous story.
If you like the Shabby Chic look, this older doorway will make you drool. The paint has been left as found: peeling and distressed. The glass panel has been taken away, saving rambunctious little hands from disaster. (As a grandma, I really love this.) The addition of hooks finishes the transformation from doorway to adorable.
Erich Ginder Ghost Antlers – $309
White antlers create a minimalist announcement, but the steel and wood dining table below completes the look by adding that vital dash of color and texture.
Scott Sanders LLC
Benches like this not only encourage you to sit down; they bring an awareness of history and connectedness to your house, while providing you a place to remove your shoes in comfort. The pièce de résistance in this entrance is the battered — but totally ideal — piece of wood that’s been made into a coatrack. I really like the way the dark wood of the pins relates to the seat and joins these disparate pieces together.
Fine Art & Portraits by Laurel
What do you do when you require a coatrack but don’t possess the depth for one on your entrance wall? Embed hooks into ornamental tile. There is almost no limitation to the fashions of tile available nowadays, so the outcome can be wholly private to you.
Consider how sophisticated this would be in black and white subway tile, or how rustic and charming in a countryside landscape with roosters.
How about this magnificent solution into an awkward area under the stairs? The twisty branch, or perhaps it’s a piece of driftwood, placed along the slanted ceiling brings an organic feel to an otherwise dead space and creates a very functional coatrack.
Bob Greenspan Photography
Kudos to the homeowner for a very creative way to manage an entryless space. Not only does this étagère function as a pleasant area divider, in addition, it works great as a coatrack. This would be comparatively easy to custom build.
Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer
The very small bungalow I discuss with my husband, Mike, comes with three strikes against it. It has no guest cupboard, our landlord eschews any wall color but white, and the only spot for a coatrack is part of the living room.
In case you’ve got any of the very same issues, do not despair! We fashioned this coatrack out of a reproduction French butcher store sign and pine planks we painted a buttery lemon yellow. The classic Asian torso below not only functions as extra seating when we have a crowd, but hides shoes attractively. You can come across the hint at Gershwin & Gertie and those magnificent cast iron hooks at House of Antique Hardware.