If you love Julia Child, then you’re going to love this week’s Idea to Steal. If you’ve seen Julie and Julia or visited Miss Child’s actual kitchen {now enshrined in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and totally worth the visit I must say} then you know what I’m talking about…

The power of the peg board.

This home in Melbourne has installed a peg board all along their kitchen wall. But instead of hanging pots and pans, like Julia did, it’s being used as the repository for art – including a graphic print sweater. Swoon.

Not only does the wall give you easy hanging storage with endless interchangeability, it’s a decorative textural element in and of itself. It makes a statement before you even hang a single item.

I for one, am loving it. I’d even considering doing a scaled down version of this in the loft – hanging a cut out peg board on the wall like a large canvas and then hanging additional things from it.

So meta. So happening.

What do you think? Would you steal this idea?

photos by Sean Fennessy via here

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  1. Love this idea!! So much flexibility to change with your life. Whether it’s clean / peaceful this week and crazy / cluttered the next, you’re ready for anything!

  2. I’m really liking this idea. The options are really endless with the things you can hang!

  3. Super modern but I kinda like it..it’s different!

    x Kelsey

  4. I put a pegboard on my backdoor in my apartment kitchen. It is kind of amazing for storage. My kitchen is terribly small.

  5. I saw this in a Parenting Magazine a few years back for hanging and rotating children’s art……I never forgot about it and am going to peg board the wall across from my front door. I am trying to decide if I want traditional pegboard or colored pegboard and/or metal pegboard…..I’m thinking orange might be super fun…..