If you’re anything like me, a dreary day goes like this: stubble through the front door, bag hanging on one elbow, umbrella limp in the other hand, trying to squirm your feet out of your Wellies.
But it doesn’t have to be so. So many homes are lacking an umbrella stand to solve this rainy day conundrum (mine included). Yet what an easy fix! Here’s a few styles and where to buy them.
Alessi – maker of wonderfully modern homegoods – takes on the umbrella stand in a unique way. This ultra-modern stand is composed of a many thin metal pieces, making it appear more of a sculpture than somewhere to stash your wet umbrella. This is more than functionality- it’s art!
Neiman Marcus has a more sedate model compared to Alessi. Crisp white with a lattice pattern has just enough detail to work in a contemporary home. The stand being enclosed allows it to hide most of the umbrella, providing a clean, organized appearance.
Opposite of the enclosed style is this Ralph Lauren transparent stand. The sleek, smooth shape and rich leather detailing makes this stand a sophisticated option for you umbrellas. The leather comes in three colorways: black, maroon and brown. Quite pricey, Ralph Lauren’s model is for those seriously fed up with damp umbrellas haphazardly thrown on the floor.
Think of an umbrella stand as a decor piece with a bonus of functionality. It doesn’t have to stick out at your entrance way and draw unwanted attention. Choosing one of these decorative options