When it comes to the shelves, display your neatest, prettiest things out in the open, but keep your dirty laundry to yourself: We added easy-to-make wool felt panels to hide slightly unsightly piles, and stashed T-shirts, socks, and scarves in woven baskets. Just throw like things together so you don't have to fold.
Resources: "Lack" bookcases, $129 each, ikea.com. Wool felt fabric (panels for shelves), $18 per yard, Mood Designer Fabrics, 212-730-5003. Dowels (for panels), $1.50 each, homedepot.com for stores. Similar ladder, $84, arusticgarden.com."Iringa" baskets, $135 for set of four, bamboulaltd.com for stores. Rattan basket (with handle), $40, worldmarket.com. John Robohm branch hooks, $40 and $50, livewirefarm.com. Jolly Jumper" bench, $175, conranusa.com. Oxford" rug, $598, braidedrugstore.com. Roost Porcelain Bell" lamp, $219, A & G Merch, 718-388-1779. Eames Angle" stool, $799, roomandboard.com.