Media Storage

Published on December 12th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Entertainment Storage in Design Studio


Materials: PAX Wardrobe & Nexus Black/Brown Cabinetry & Numerar counters

Description: Design Dilemma: Create a storage solution with SCALE in an Interior Design Studio with 12′ ceilings.

Solution: Combine PAX Lyngdal sliding glass door storage (96″ tall x 118″ wide x 17″ deep) ABOVE 3′ high x 13′ wide Akurum/Nexus Black/Brown base cabinets with Numerar counters. (Non IKEA: 2 U-Line beverage fridges, priced more than the rest of the entire project!)

We are recent empty nesters! Launched the last of our 5 kiddos last spring (yes: all 5 concurrently in college!)

We moved to an ultra cool urban “live/work” loft in Downtown Tulsa. I’m an interior designer, and set up a studio on the ground floor (approx. 800 ft2).

After 25+ years of accumulating, we were forced to “downsize”. In this solution I have stuffed several dozen charger plates, assorted dishes, placemats, candles, silverware, glassware and even an entire setup for making s’mores out by the complex’s gas fire pit!

I used a spare black/brown PAX frame to trim the upper unit, as the 17″ PAX frame is only offered in white.

While I assembled all the pieces easily myself, it took 4 of us (including one REALLY big guy) to lift the PAX frames and Lyngdal doors.

We’ve lived/worked here for 6 months, and LOVE using this storage system. VERY functional.

I’ve included a couple of pics of how we “styled” the unit with a 7 foot wreath for the holidays!

~ Lori Schram, Tulsa, OK

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

6 Responses to Entertainment Storage in Design Studio

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hello! What are the colors on the walls? Thank you

  2. Matt says:

    Very cool. Are the 17″ deep wardrobes still available? Not finding on IKEA’s site…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Love to see people my age doing cool things in their spaces and using inexpensive Ikea products to pull it off.

    Looks great! Pippa

  4. Anonymous says:

    How do you reach the stuff on the top shelves??

  5. Anonymous says:

    love it looks beautiful!!!!!

  6. iris says:

    I just want to say that this is beautifully done!

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