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Here’s How Horderly Transformed the House Beautiful Workroom Using Elfa

Important question: Can we work in here?!

At House Beautiful, beauty is in the details, from stunning home tours to innovative interior design ideas, but there was one space in the office that wasn’t receiving the attention it deserved to fulfill its purpose: the workroom. With the help of The Container Store and Horderly, a forgotten storage room in the corner was transformed into a multi-functional workspace, and of course, it’s breathtaking.

Founded in 2015 by Jamie and Fillip Hord, Horderly specializes in helping the everyday person declutter, organize, and even unpack to create a streamlined home and lifestyle. With their expertise, the Horderly team took on the challenge of reimagining an overwhelming storage unit into a meeting room, a studio space, and a storage place—all in one.

The Container Store Elfa and Horderly for House Beautiful Workroom
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At the center of the makeover is The Container Store’s custom shelving and drawer system, Elfa. From the start, the professional organizing company understood that New York City offices have limited space and decided to maximize every square inch, taking advantage of walls and height in the room.

“Adding The Container Store’s Elfa system allowed this fluctuating space to accommodate anything and everything that comes in and out of this room,” Horderly tells House Beautiful. “It also allowed us to get the majority of items up off the floor, and leave room for furniture, and creativity!”

The Container Store Elfa and Horderly for House Beautiful Workroom
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Elfa is flexibile and durable enough to instantly change from a meeting room to a video shoot space to a quick showroom. “In organizing, you learn very quickly how something as simple as being able to adjust the height of a shelf (or not!) can make or break the functionality of a space! With Elfa, that is never a problem!” says the husband-and-wife duo.

In addition, Horderly highlighted the importance of labeling drawers, which not only helps editors and designers be more efficient when looking for tools, but also keeps accountability in a high-paced environment. Not to mention, Elfa shelves also provide a sleek display, fit for an interior design publication.

The Container Store Elfa and Horderly for House Beautiful Workroom
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“Keeping all other design items (pillows, backdrops, bedding) out on display on The Container Store Elfa system, where everyone can see them and be inspired by them, will help make sure the entire team can see every item that they have at their disposal,” the organizing gurus explain. “Each of these beautiful items deserves to be seen and utilized!”

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