Whether you’re a parent, a work-from-home type, a collector, or even just a film fanatic, storage is bound to be an issue when it comes to decorating your home, especially if you’re a fan of everything retro and vintage. From keeping DVDs or CDs in regimented order, to finding that perfect place to store endless toys and games, there’s something for everyone here at Scaramanga – so you can find a place for everything without sacrificing your style. To make it that bit easier, we’ve picked out our top five vintage storage solutions, just for you.
1. Vintage Elm Ercol Sideboard, £395
Whether you’re a crafter with boxes of beads, or a collector with numerous trinkets, you’re bound to want to keep your things organised and tucked away safely, so why not opt for our vintage Ercol sideboard? Made from solid elm, and with no visible scratches or dents, this iconic piece of furniture would sit happily in any retro themed lounge or home-office. The numerous drawers and compartments range in size, and would comfortably contain any number of objects, from large boxes to tiny treasures. Alternatively, impress dinner guests and use it as it was designed – to house china, crockery and other dinnerware, remembering to make good use of the sliding cutlery tray.
2. Retro Elm Ercol Trolley, £275
If you like your belongings on show, our retro Ercol trolley is the perfect place to keep them. Featuring three solid elm shelves, and mounted on casters, this post-war piece is also ideal for anyone who needs their storage to be easily moved – whether it becomes home to the record player in the lounge, or the pots and pans in the kitchen.
3. Vintage Filing System, £250
Are you mad about music, or a lover of literature? Whether you need to find a place to stack your records and CDs, or a shelving system for piles of books, our vintage filing system is the perfect solution. Originally used in offices and schools, this solid wood unit is constructed with a series of shelves and pigeonholes, ideal for storing your media neatly and in perfect order.
4. Vintage Hat Box, £40, and Vintage Suitcases, various prices
When it comes to storing smaller items, from jewellery to accessories, ties to cufflinks, forget the usual boxes and baskets, and go for one of our vintage hat boxes. 42cm wide and 22cm deep, this well-loved beauty will keep everything safe, while adding a retro touch to any bedroom. Packing clothes away at the end of the season? Instead of using the vacuum pack bags, why not choose one of our vintage suitcases – available in a range of sizes and colours, they’re the perfect home for your trousers and t-shirts.
5. Vintage Apple Crates, £50 per pair
If you’re a parent, you’ll know only too well how easy it is to suddenly find yourself surrounded by toys – be it endless lego bricks, or piles of play food. Instead of reaching for the plastic boxes, why not choose some of our vintage apple crates? Dating from the 1960’s, and stamped with ‘Spitalfields Market’ and ‘Deposit 4/d’, these will turn any playroom from messy to marvellous in minutes.