and everything in its place!

The first hints of spring after a long, cold winter are so exciting. Flowers start to bloom, the birds build their nests … the desire to deep clean everything starts to stir! There is something primal about the advent of spring and getting our house in order.

Styled by Valerie Troupe
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Photos by f8 Photo Studios
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Fortunately, there are many items to help us with that task—shelves, storage bins, baskets. And these items aren’t just for utility. They are designed for form as well as function. Beautiful sideboards keep everything you need for a dinner party tidy and out of sight. Decorative tins, jars, and trays store miscellaneous items while still looking stylish.
    The key is getting organized. When you have a place for everything, you’ll want to put everything back in its place. A tidy home is a functioning and happy home.

 Trica Halo mirror with shelf (see store for pricing); EurDecor DutZ Milan vase in “pine” $40 (small);  beyond blue Interiors  4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave #102; beyondblueinteriors.com

Trica Halo mirror with shelf (see store for pricing); EurDecor DutZ Milan vase in “pine” $40 (small); beyond blue Interiors 4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave #102; beyondblueinteriors.com

 Stashed decorative canisters $29.95 (set of 3);  NOFO @ the Pig  2014 Fairview Rd; nofo.com

Stashed decorative canisters $29.95 (set of 3); NOFO @ the Pig 2014 Fairview Rd; nofo.com

 Glass Door Sideboard $2,195;  revival antiques  1505 Capital Blvd #14; revival-antiques.com

Glass Door Sideboard $2,195; revival antiques 1505 Capital Blvd #14; revival-antiques.com

 Hancock Storage Cabinet: price ranges from $1,188 to $1,209 (depending on finish);  steven shell living  2030 Clark Ave; stevenshellliving.com

Hancock Storage Cabinet: price ranges from $1,188 to $1,209 (depending on finish); steven shell living 2030 Clark Ave; stevenshellliving.com

 Creative Co-Op metal serving tray $24.99;  Homewood Nursery & Garden Center   10809 Honeycutt Rd; homewoodnursery.com

Creative Co-Op metal serving tray $24.99; Homewood Nursery & Garden Center  10809 Honeycutt Rd; homewoodnursery.com

 Noble Interiors decorative boxes $12.99 (small) $27.50 (large);  Lloyd & Lady Boutiques   8847 Six Forks Rd; lloydandladync.com

Noble Interiors decorative boxes $12.99 (small) $27.50 (large); Lloyd & Lady Boutiques 8847 Six Forks Rd; lloydandladync.com

 Alexander Vinters solid oak buffet + hutch (buffet starting from $3,010 & hutch starting from $2,003);  furnish  8724 Glenwood Ave; furnishnc.com

Alexander Vinters solid oak buffet + hutch (buffet starting from $3,010 & hutch starting from $2,003); furnish 8724 Glenwood Ave; furnishnc.com

 Nora Fleming bakeware & ornaments $12.50 & up;  Atlantic Gardening Company  5217 Atlantic Ave; atlanticgardening.com

Nora Fleming bakeware & ornaments $12.50 & up; Atlantic Gardening Company 5217 Atlantic Ave; atlanticgardening.com

  BDI Semblance shelves $2,231;  ambiente modern furniture  3915 Beryl Rd; ambientefurniture.com

 BDI Semblance shelves $2,231; ambiente modern furniture 3915 Beryl Rd; ambientefurniture.com

 Yellow Storage Ottoman $599;  dexter furniture  8411 Glenwood Ave #101; dexterfurniture.com

Yellow Storage Ottoman $599; dexter furniture 8411 Glenwood Ave #101; dexterfurniture.com