As we were leaving Hilton Head for the last time as owners of our little cottage, I asked hubby what he’ll miss the most.
He said the one thing that ranked highest on my list as well: our owner’s closet!
Haha – of all the darn things! Our owner’s closet was about four feet wide and two feet deep. It stayed locked when renters were staying at the cottage. It’s where we kept all of our beach gear, and a duplicate set of toiletries, which made packing for trips so much easier! The exact contents of our owner’s closet always grew murky the longer we stayed away from the cottage. But we were always pleasantly surprised each time we opened it. We kept it pretty well stocked!
We sold the cottage furnished, which is common practice there, and so the contents of the owner’s closet plus a few personal items that we had out were the only things we brought back with us when we said goodbye.
When we returned home, instead of tossing our straw hats into a closet, I decided to start a hat wall. I’ve always enjoyed decorating with coastal-inspired elements, but I mostly saved that for our cottage. Now, though, I’m feeling inspired to incorporate an even more laid-back, coastal vibe into our home. I have lots of fun ideas, most of which I’ll have to wait on until our next house, but for now, I’m enjoying our hat wall.
As you can see, it has room to expand! I plan to pickup a hat at each new beach that we visit and add it to our collection.
In addition to the hats, we added a pair of woven wingback chairs in our family room, which help with the whole laid-back, coastal vibe. In our next home, I’d like to use these at the dining table.
Also, in our next home, I think it would be fun to decorate a mudroom instead with the straw hats. I’m picturing a navy blue or gray mudroom, with beautiful white build-ins with straw hats strewn about.
I pinned this picture for inspiration.
So, what do you think of the straw hat wall? Thumbs up or down? Think you’d like it better in a mudroom? Me too – haha – but it’s kind of fun and quirky in our family room for now!
Chairs found here.
Silver sage pillows found here.
I hope you are having a wonderful week!