Umbra: Look for Less

umbra Umbra: Look for LessA tidy home, is a happy home. Or so we’ve been told for years by our designer friends. Hiding clutter they say, will not only make our small studio space appear larger, it will also make it a bit more relaxing. So we’re sure our friends will be thrilled to find out about our new affection for the online store, Umbra.com. The site offers dozens of sleek storage options for every room in your house. From coat racks to frames, it’s the perfect inexpensive one-stop-shop for home organization. Here are a few of our favorite finds.

~ We love this handy cubby organizer ($31.50, pictured above) for our front hallway. Not only does it hold a coat, our keys and our iPods, there’s also a slot for the day’s mail.

~ For our rings (or even our small accessories), we love this sleek chrome jewelry holder ($8.50). With little branches to hold our bling, we don’t have to worry about things getting scratched or tangled up in our other longer jewels.

~ And for our office, the room most likely to require our tidying skills, we couldn’t resist the grassy organizer ($9.50). It’s perfect for organizing the odds and ends that clutter our desktop (pens, pencils, etc.). And because it’s made of soft molded rubber, we can wash it down with a damp cloth whenever it gets dirty.