Leave it to Emily Henderson to devise a DIY shoe organizer that's simple, functional, and -- in her own witty words -- "inoffensive." The stylist and blogger built this wall-hanging storage piece to keep flat-soled shoes off the ground. Emily spray-painted her shoe organizer white, but you could match yours to your entryway walls for a similar minimalistic look.
Creamy white baseboards -- the home's only feature that remains in its original spot -- wrap the office walls in weathered style. An oversize map provides both function and fashionable vintage color. Antique desk legs give a funky facelift to a slab table that serves as a desk.