Forget paint colors and flooring options, the hardest thing about decorating your home revolves around that pesky issue of storage. From making sure you have enough, to choosing pieces that actually look good, the art of good storage is a tricky one to master. And that difficulty increases tenfold when instruments and speakers are involved. To this end, a family of musicians turned to the experts for their storage needs, enlisting Studio North to create a custom storage cabinet for their living room. Let’s see what they came up with!
Designing a Custom Storage Cabinet
Crafted from wood using digital modelling and CNC milling, the Music Wall is specifically designed to house the family’s unique belongings. Open vertical units, for instance, display their impressive collection of string instruments. At the same time, closed storage hides away the less aesthetically pleasing speakers, amplifiers and TV. There’s a designated space for everything in this custom storage cabinet, enabling the family to lead a clutter-free life.
“The box assembly is a monolithic single unit rather than multiple boxes attached to each other. This construction method allowed a lot of freedom to creatively compose the wall, and to make each compartment tailored for its contents.” – Studio North
In addition to delivering on the contemporary storage front, the Music Wall continues around the corner to become both a reading nook and bench. Talk about multi-functional! This design feature gives a visual coherence to the space, helping to integrate the Music Wall into the overall aesthetic as opposed to having it as a standalone storage unit. The option to have something especially designed for your particular aesthetic is perhaps one of the less touted benefits of going custom. Yet don’t underestimate the difference this makes in design terms.
With storage and multi-functionality fully covered, what more can the Music Wall do? Well as it so happens, this contemporary storage unit further incorporates a small set of stairs in its design. These can be pulled out to help the family access the higher areas of the unit. How clever!
For more clever contemporary storage ideas, make sure you check out this cool and casual Hong Kong micro apartment. Measuring just 271-square-feet, see how this tiny studio makes the most of its space.