A small, sun filled space near the entryway and right off the Family Room, is our go-to spot for keeping what we need to head out the door.

Because the space is tiny, organization is simple, but key. A clever coat rack fashioned from iron horse shoes is sturdy and keeps our raincoats, sweatshirts, straw hats and LL Bean totes readily accessible. A vintage harvest basket corrals our favorite baseball caps, and in winter, gloves and knit hats. A metal tray on the floor is an efficient way to contain the inevitable dirt and muck from garden and rain boots. An old wooden plank from Maine, with a hand engraved fish, and a small boat flag, while not necessary for keeping clutter in check, provide a nice finishing touch.

Happy organizing!

Love, Nora



  1. Nan, Odessa, DE on August 17, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Your sunny spot offers a cozy feel.
    You failed to mention one of the best features, the chandelier.
    Give me some history on the chandelier, please.
    The flag is also a welcome accessory.
    Thank you for sharing! Your photos are the best.

  2. Deb on August 17, 2016 at 9:35 am

    love this style … homey, cozy & oh so practical !

  3. Cheryl on August 18, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    It really looks great!

  4. Gretchen on October 20, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Wondering if you would mind sharing who made the hanging fixture in your darling coat nook area.

    • Nora on October 21, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Hi Gretchen! I bought the 2 coat racks from an antiques shop in upsate NY years ago. They’re made up of old horseshoes. I loved them the minute I saw them. They hold a ton of coats in the winter!! Thanks very much. Take care, Love, Nora

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