Kitchen Organization for the New Year

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Cantley & Co

 

Good morning, chic readers and Happy Martin Luther King Day! If there’s any day to reflect on the lives we want to lead and the people we want to become, it’s today.

kitchen organization
Cantley & Co

 

On the heels of New Year’s, we are slowly addressing our New Year’s Resolutions. Some of them change from year to year, but, alas, some of them are the same.

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Sage Design

 

But maybe that’s because they are less like resolutions and more things that we keep needing to address year after year to keep everything in our houses running smoothly.

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Sage Design

 

Kitchen organization is something we’re constantly refining, editing and trying to make better than it was the year before.

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Cantley & Co.

 

On my list this year is getting new glassware. I don’t know what happens, but I guess over a period of being married for ten years, glasses have gotten broken, new ones have come in a few at a time, and it’s just time for a clean sweep. We have glass kitchen cabinets like these, so it’s very important that everything match!

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Terra Cotta Design Build

 

Now this is a necessity. We love, love, love using linens, and this would make using them in the kitchen such a breeze!

kitchen organization
Terra Cotta Design

 

If you know us, you know we love books. Cookbooks are no exception! This is great catch-all storage, an organized version of the junk drawer. We don’t know about you, but, no matter how we try, we still have one!

kitchen organization
Cantley & Co

 

Pretty cabinets make for great storage!

kitchen organization
Terra Cotta Design

 

This is the coolest knife storage ever and makes such great use of the space!

kitchen organization
Cantley & Co

 

Delicious. There’s nothing else to say!

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Hayburn and Co.

 

There are refrigerator goals and there are refrigerator goals…

 

kitchen organization
Cantley & Co

 

We couldn’t love drawers in kitchens any more. These are absolute perfection! 

Do you have any kitchen organization goals for this year?

 

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Things We Love: Gleaming Kitchens

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Betty Lou Phillips Design

 

Good morning, friends! Summer in our houses has officially begun–and that can only mean one thing: time for summer vacation! But before we head off on ours, there’s nothing like coming home to a sparklingly clean house. We’re loving these stunning inspiration photos for getting the kitchen all spruced and organized. 

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Donald Lococo Architect

 

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Deulonder

 

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Deulonder

 

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Kriste Michelini

 

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Deulonder

 

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The Inn at Little Pond

 

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de Giulio Kitchen

 

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One Kings Lane

 

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Terra Cotta Properties

 

Aren’t they fabulous? Wishing you all a wonderful day!

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Things We Love: An Organized Kitchen!

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Steven Gambrel via AD

 

Oh, yes. We had to start sometime, didn’t we? With the organization posts? Because what is 2017 if not the perfect year to create a home that you absolutely love?

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Carolyne Roehm via OKL

 

For us, that love starts with our cabinets. Every year. Well, not every year. Some years it’s our drawers. Or the pantry. But you get the idea.

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BHG

 

This year, for me, it was the vitamin cabinet. Because I have every vitamin or supplement known to man. I’m just not great at following through with taking the entire bottle… But I’m better than my husband. Literally every new year he buys a 30-day supply of a swanky men’s multi at Whole Foods. And, every year, I chunk the expired bottle–with about 27 pills left in it. So now that’s done. Shew.

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BHG

At our house, this year, the number was three. Three big, black contractor bags full of things that had to be thrown out and taken to the street. Nothing will make you vow to buy less stuff than seeing three bags of it on your sidewalk for 48 entire hours because you forgot that there was no trash pick up on Monday since it’s was NYD observed.

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Skurman Architect

 

After the vitamin cabinet, it was the pantry. This is little Will’s favorite area to help with, so that’s kind of nice. He gets sidetracked pretty quickly by some old fruit snacks or something that he’s begging me to let him eat, but, until then, he’s really good at helping me line up all the glass jars just so. They all match, and it is my favorite thing to peek inside that perfectly organized pantry and see all of those clean, lined up glass jars. Sometimes I walk in there and look at them when I’m stressed. True story.

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Studio Dearborn

 

We actually use all of our spices, marinades etc. By “we” I, of course, mean my husband. I get on a cooking kick around January 3 and by about January 5 I’ve remembered how much I hate to cook and the job is turned over to him again. In fairness, he loves it. And if we have mustard, pickles and some nearly expired cumin in the house he somehow turns it into a magically delicious meal. Which is good because, incongruously, though I don’t do the cooking, I do the grocery shopping.

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Artichoke, ltd

 

I love it because when I get home I get to spend time in my glorious pantry putting all the food away.

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Artichoke, Ltd

 

Since I’m not the cook, it would follow that the knives aren’t really my deal either. We didn’t even have to register for them because hubby had ALL the knives. We keep ours in a block way back on the counter away from little hands. You know, just in case. This would be a major hazard in our house, but it looks fabulous!

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Artichoke, Ltd.

 

Dishes and serve ware are another area in which we pared down as much as possible this year.

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AD

 

You can just only eat and serve off of so many things, even if, like us, you’re a big fan of having parties. 

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de Giulio Design

 

Once you become acquainted with the things you use over and over again–and, more importantly, the things you don’t–this is an easier task. Still hard, because, you know, everything is suddenly full of memories. But easier when your cabinets look all streamlined and clean and nothing is flying out at you when you open the door.

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de Giulio Design

 

Now this is pot storage. We love this and want it immediately. 

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Studio Dearborn

 

Still on my list (and in my Joss & Main cart): getting those pull out sliders for all of my cabinets.

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Studio Dearborn

 

It is amazing how things just get lost forever in the back of those deep cabinets. Sliders make them so, so functional. I can’t wait to get mine!

Betty Lou Phillips Interior Design

 

Do you go on a decluttering binge at the beginning of the new year? Or are you one of those people who is so disciplined you don’t even have any clutter?

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de Giulio Design

If you’re the latter, we are so jealous. Share your secrets with us! If you could use a little organization in your life tell us: where are you starting this year?

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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One Kings Lane

 

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Thanks to all of you, our dear, precious friends, for spending time with us at Design Chic.  Your support means the world, and we are truly humbled!  Wishing you a 2017 filled with love, laughter and of course, chic design! 

 

 

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Things We Love: Organization

kitchen
Andrew J. Howard

Did you know that we love organization? Did the fact that we post about it all the time give it away…? It goes without saying that the spaces we post are incredible and over-the-top and gorgeous. But, in addition to all of that, they’re so sparkling and clean and organized!

Ruard Veltman Architecture

 

 We don’t know about you, but we’re needing a little spring cleaning inspiration! And I need a reminder of how much I adore those beautiful, full, straight jars… not a package or box or piece of junk in the bunch!

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