Laura Lea Goldberg is the kind of person you immediately want to be friends with. She is funny, loves Taylor Swift, and makes you healthy smoothies and popsicles when you walk into her house. She also has a dog named Jolene and a cat named Ironman. And the cat’s a girl. So when she asked us to organize her kitchen and pantry, we jumped at the change to solidify our best friend status for life.
There were a few important factors we had to keep in mind with this project:
1) Laura Lea is a chef (her site has insane recipes: www.llbalanced.com) so functionality is paramount. Certain drawers needed her every-day tools, spices had to be in an arms reach, and pantry ingredients had to be clearly labeled and accessible.
2) She often films cooking segments in her kitchen. So once we accomplished the functional aspects, we had to ensure it was a stunning show-stopper as well. NO PRESSURE.
Since her kitchen is warm and inviting, we wanted to continue the pops of color and highlight earthy elements like plants and spices.
We also wanted to create the pantry of Laura Lea’s dreams. Okay, our dreams too. And dreams always start by lining up hand-written jars of nuts and lentils. For materials, we carried through the earthy vibe of the kitchen and added jars with wooden lids, and trays with wooden interiors.
Interior spaces are just as important as the open spaces, so all the drawers and cabinets received The Home Edit touch as well. This cabinet has a “his” section for coffee, a “hers” section for tea, and a shelf for supplements, vitamins, and pharmacy items.
Most people neglect the space under the kitchen sink. But it doesn’t have to be a cave of cleaning products. Adding in the right supplies makes it functional, and almost kind-of pretty? That caddy of sponges tho.
And we’ve never left a kitchen without tidying up a junk-drawer. You just need to utilize the right combination of supplies, and everything stays in-tact and contained. Tip: If the inserts don’t fit the drawer exactly, use one of the items to fill the gap (like this lighter).
THE SHOPPING LIST
- 6 oz glass spice jars
- Canisters with oak lids
- Tower stacking baskets
- White lacquered bamboo tray
- Bin clips
- Single turntables
- Clear divided turntables
- 2-tier pull-out cabinet organizer
- Drawer inserts
That’s a wrap on this gorgeous space! If you have any requests for upcoming spaces, or questions about this one, let us know in the comments!