“When my home turned into my office after the start of the first lockdown, my spare room morphed into the Stylist beauty cupboard. There were products, packaging and press releases everywhere. I quickly needed a way of organising my beauty stash, but as the room has very few hiding places, I wanted a storage solution that wasn’t a total eyesore.
I happened to be browsing homeware online when I spotted Hay’s Colour Crates. I wasn’t looking for storage per se, mainly because I didn’t think chic storage existed, but I’m so glad I found them. It was the pastel, ice-cream shades that really caught my attention – everything else I’d seen was either completely clear or brash, primary colours.
I first bought six of the smallest crates (they come in three sizes) to house my make-up, but my collection has quickly grown. I now have 12 crates in pretty much every colour and size – I use them not only for beauty products, but also for quilting supplies and puppy toys (yes, I’m the ultimate lockdown cliché). They allowed me to finally get my life together without hindering the honed aesthetic vision I have for the spare room, making me feel both smug and organised.” Hay Colour Crates, from £6 each, Nordic Nest