DIY and Crafts

Four ways with pegboard

A pegboard storage system encourages you to be a little bit tidier while looking ever so stylish



Although the entrance is one of the busiest places in the home, it should ideally give visitors a feel for what your home is all about – and this is where a pegboard becomes your secret anti-clutter weapon. Furniture here should be sparse and functional; the chair we’ve used is small but stylish and handy for tying up shoes on your way out. The useful shelf looks tidy and discreet against the pegboard while the pegs are perfect for coats, hats, bags and keys.

Tangerine chair, $591, from Simon James; grey sheepskin, $99, from The Warehouse; Menu Yeh table, $404, from Simon James; Monochrome Home book, $49.90, from Crave Home; HK Living ceramic flask vases (on table), tall $49.99, small $29.99, from Shut The Front Door; mustard paper purse, $60, from Paper Room; black Kuro storage jar, $39, from Nest Direct; Rare Rabbit wooden sunglasses, $159, and quote candle, $65, both from Shut The Front Door; marble dish, $51, from Macy Home; hat, $59.95, from Country Road. Jacket, shoes, keys, umbrella and mat, stylist’s own.




If your office or study space is small and you don’t want to clutter your desk space with stationery, a pegboard is the perfect solution. Reference books, magazines and pens can go on
a handy shelf, scissors and ribbons can be hung from low pegs when you’re wrapping, and even a small clock is easily accommodated. Hang a favourite print or add some decorative items to complete your beautifully organised display.

Trestle desk, $229.95, from Mocka; Tangerine chair, $591, from Simon James; hexagonal tray, $24.99, from General Eclectic; hourglass, $33, from Macy Home;
Kuro storage jar (holding wrapping paper), $49, from Nest; wrapping paper, $7.90 each, from Citta Design; concrete tape dispenser, $54.90, from Country Road; folders, $4, from Kmart; mustard washable bag, $60, from Paper Room; geo bathroom tumbler (pencil pot), $8, from Kmart; washi tape, $3.50 each, from Flux Boutique; Remodelista book, $79.99, from Shut The Front Door; Monochrome Home book, $49.90, from Crave Home; moleskin mustard journal, $41.99, from Gordon Harris; marble journal, $42, from Father Rabbit; black wooden bird, $70, from BoConcept; clipboard, $2, from Look Sharp; Wyett cubes, black $29.90, white $21.90, from Country Road; wall clock engraved, $69, from Shut The Front Door. Laptop, plant, grid box, jar of pegs, pencils, ribbon, scissors, all stylist’s own.




If you need a little more room to store small items, then the pegboard is a great option. Stack your favourite food mags so they are on hand when you need a little inspiration, and keep your window sill clear by rehousing potted herbs in washable storage bags on the shelf. Hang up tea towels, oven mitts, pot holders and brushes for easy access.

Round Fog Linen tray, $22, from Father Rabbit; glass canisters (top shelf), large $16.99, small $12.99, from Shut The Front door; Weck carafe jar, $17, from Macy Home; amber glasses, set of four $24.99, from Alex and Corban; mustard washable bag, $60, from Paper Room; General Eclectic hexagonal tray, $24.99; Weck round jar with white lid, $13, from Macy Home; Quinn cereal bowls, $14.95 each, from Country Road; No 8 soy candle, $29, from Let Liv; marble holder, $64.90, from Country Road; wooden utensils, $19 for set, from Kmart; slate board (hanging), $89.90, from Macy home; brush and pan, $44, from Nest Direct; Forhoja kitchen trolley, $299, from; Moss jug (on trolley), $14.90, from Country Road; Art black canister, $39.90, from Country Road; Kuro storage jar (wood lid), $39, from Nest Direct; Cucina striped dish cloths, set of four $12.95, from Bed Bath ’n’ Table; Murchison Home dishwashing liquid, $49, from Father Rabbit; The Engine Room Eatery cook book, $70, from Herbs, water and magazines, all stylist’s own.



Kid’s room

There just never seems to be enough storage in a kid’s room so why not use the walls? Precious items can be displayed on a high shelf to be seen, but not reached, by littlies, along with a gorgeous print or two. Hang a beloved T-shirt on a hanger for easy access and stack favourite books on a low shelf. Garlands, cards and drawings can be blue-tacked to the board so there’s always something new to see.

Replica Wishbone chair, $195, from Me & My Trend; Milk & Sugar throw blanket, $139.99, from Perch Home; chevron pouf, $120, from Alex & Corban; Minimal basket, $39, from Shut The Front Door; pin wheel, $5, from Palmers Planet; wooden birds, black $70 , oak $99, from BoConcept; rabbit print, unframed $99, from SE3; felt word garland, $24.95, from Cotton On Kids; Mr Fox soft toy, $19.95, from Cotton On Kids; Baby Nap Wrap, set of two $64.99, from Alex & Corban; wooden toy camera, $35, from Decor Handled; Seletti drawstring bag, $26, from Paper Room; Fern Living black coat hanger, $12, from Paper Room; Hux Alpha Bear T-shirt, $49, from Father Rabbit. Books, cards, mat and shoes, stylist’s own.

Bang Bang pegboard (pictureed), painted in Resene ‘Revolution’.

You can get pegboards from various sources, such as this Bang Bang pegboard, large $390, from; hanging pegboards, $68–$92, from Decor Handled; peg and cork board, $355, from

Created by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Melanie Jenkins.

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