Managing Your Media: Six Storage Solutions

Okay, so the Gillmore Girls DVDs are in the Mary Poppins box and the wedding tape is tucked under a stack of board games. Call it media mania and it pervades our study off the kitchen where the flat screen resides.

I may not being able to keep the tapes and discs in order, but there’s no problem managing the storage, itself, since there are dozens of great eco designs. From large, reclaimed forest wood consoles to more compact bamboo boxes, you can harvest units to keep your media out of sight or exposed in an orderly fashion. Let’s premiere a few:

The Vintage Fir Storage Console, $1,425 from VivaTerra can give your large flat screen a boost, while storing media in two concealed panels. The open shelf can be used for pretty baskets to house your movie candy. I’m big on  Dots, myself.

If size is an issue (Is this an R-rated  post, or what?),  you can settle on a smaller unit like the Knu Enterainment Center with six eco-friendly veneer choices at Spacify.

Fresh and clean, the Planar Console by Brave Space is a solid investment at $3,775, but a gorgeous piece of bamboo furniture for housing your favorite movies. I found it at 2 Modern.

Crate and Barrel is doing great green furniture, including this Shaw Media Console with mid-century details, $1399. It’s made of responsibly-grown teak, unlike its Stickley cousins.

Two more affordable options are the Topolino stand, $129,  and the Urban stand, $370, (below) from Furniture Find. You don’t have to break the bank on storage units, especially in utilitarian spaces. You gotta save money for the DVDs and the movie candy! When opting for the open shelving, I recommend storage baskets to keep it all clean.


Luanne Bradley

Luanne Sanders Bradley is the West coast Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in San Francisco, California.