[ THE ] TRAVELS: LOS ANGELES, MAY 2017

We head to LA 3 or 4 times a year, and each trip has its own version of fun, craziness, 12-hour work days with no sleep, trips to The Container Store, and... my mother. We always stay at my parents house when we're in LA, but THIS time we brought Nick and Sumner. Needless to say it was an adventure for all. Below are some highlights from the trip, and some lowlights from our travel days (insert wide-eyed emoji).

I don't what short straw we picked for this trip, but EVERYONE was strikingly gorgeous and it was annoying to even stand next to them. We looked like bridge trolls and they looked like a snapchat filer in real life. So instead of recapping how beautiful, kind, and generous everyone was (and really..... THEY ALL WERE), we'll stick to the projects!

VANESSA LACHEY

Vanessa has three hungry kids and a husband that REALLY loves pretzels, so naturally, we wanted to make snacks super accessible while leaving a section just for cooking and baking items. The oxo pop-top containers were perfect for little hands, and big hands alike! 

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Montauk Bins
Oxo Pop-Top Square Canister
Oxo Pop-Top Large Square Canister
Oxo Pop-Top Rectangular Canister
Bamboo Turntable
Bamboo Double Turntable
Bin Clips
Paint Markers

RACHEL ZOE

Rachel is.... everything. Like sunshine and rainbows and Chanel. Her closet is her happy place, and we really wanted to do it justice. Not to mention, it was like climbing Mt Everest and competing in the organizing Olympics, so NO PRESSURE. 

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Hyacinth Bin
Hyacinth Tray
Bin Clip
Acrylic Purse Organizer
Huggable Hangers
Paint Markers

MARIANNA HEWITT

Marianna is a HUGE beauty blogger and receives 5 boxes of items a DAY. We set-up systems for giveaways, sponsorships, and trial products to help calm the clutter and create an easier environment for her busy life. 

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Like-It Modular Drawers
Like-it Brick Bins (for inside drawers)
Paint Markers

ABIGAIL SPENCER

Abby has been a friend for a long time, but getting to spend time sifting through her closet, was a special occasion. Not only does she have an incredible wardrobe, but we were able to go through her special memories, her collections, and she even served us champagne because she was angling for favorite person ever award (award granted). 

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Hamptons Bins
Shoe Boxes
High-Heeled Shoe Boxes
Men's Shoe Boxes
Bin Clips
Paint Markers
Huggable Hangers

CATHERINE MCCORD of WEELICIOUS

This is the 5th project we've worked on for Catherine, and the love grows deeper each time. We've spent holidays with this family, and helped their kids with homework - so spending the day at her house is like coming home. This time we were able to organize her daughter Chloe's room. She loves to read, draw, and has a fierce American Girl collection - so we definitely had our work cut out for us. 

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Hinged-Lid Storage Boxes
Acrylic Stacking Drawers
Premium Sweater Bins
Premium Shirt Bins
Paint Markers


We've included links to all the above products so that you can achieve these looks on your own, but if you need a bit more guidance, [ THE ] diy is a great option. And good news.... We are having a SUMMER SALE in honor of Memorial Day

There are two limited offers, and they are both on a first come first serve basis:

1 // [ THE ] diy sale
The first 10 PEOPLE who book [ THE ] diy package will receive 10% off the price PLUS a set of complimentary custom labels for your project. 

2 // [ THE ] local sale
The first 15 PEOPLE who book a job in Nashville will receive 10% off the total hourly charge (job must be a minimum of 4 hours)

Fine print:
Both offers must be redeemed before Labor Day.
Offers cannot be combined with other promotions.

To book either offer, contact: hello@thehomeedit.com

 

xo, THE

 

 

 

[ THE TIPS ] BE GOOD TO YOUR GUESTS

Whether you run an Airbnb, or just want to make your houseguests feel at home, there are a few things you can do to make your space cozy and inviting. Just beware, your guests may never want to leave... 

1. CAFFEINE 

We've set up a lot of Airbnb's lately (Nashville's a lovely place to visit in the spring, y'all!) and the single most important element is COFFEE. We love the all white Keurig Brewing System because it blends with any room decor, is simple to use, and provides a 24 hour coffee fix. 

We set-up a complete coffee station using this Gold and Marble Tray from Target (you're welcome), Coffee MugsGold and White Canisters to hold the coffee pods, and added Fishs Eddy Serving Pieces as accents. 

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We also added a stool for extra seating (very important for an Airbnb!) and these Baskets for backstock coffee pods. 

2. BOOKS AND GAMES

It's always fun to add some Game Room Sets to a bedroom or living space. It adds a little whimsy and lets them know you want them to enjoy their stay. It's also fun to add some local books, or travel books, like this set of Field Guides, (And because we know you'll ask here is a link to the White Alarm Clock!)

3. MINI BAR

Bottles of water by the bedside are a must, but it's also nice to add a tray of snacks and candy. We loaded up this Acrylic Tray (we also love the White Lacquer Tray below) with local Nashville candy that we got at our ALL TIME favorite store White's Mercantile (there's no online shop, but the store will ship!). 

We also added a Sugar Paper Guest Book and a set of Colored Pencils for guests to leave notes, messages, or in Nashville - maybe a hit song? You never know and it's worth a shot. 

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4. ACCENTS

We always add a few fun welcoming accents like Candles, and greenery. The hard thing about flowers is that they die quickly, and plants need maintenance (I personally have killed even the hardest to kill succulents). We found a few go-to options though that we love. West Elm makes really GOOD faux Plants that you can place on shelves or tabletops - they look great and can survive maximum neglect. Another option is a dried flower, like Lavender. They add a bit of color and also make the room smell nice. 

[The gold Hello sign is sold out online, but there are other Welcome Signs left that say Hola and Aloha]

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5. FORGOTTEN ITEMS

Most people unpack their suitcase with the inevitable "UGH, I forgot [fill in the blank]." And it's always such a relief to open the bathroom drawer and find a replacement for what you're missing. 

We organized this drawer using this Drawer Insert and contents from this Travel Kit, deluxe Hand Lotions, and of course, a phone charger. 

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If your bathroom doesn't have drawers, you can use wall units like the below Metal Wall Organizer or the Black Wall Mirror with Shelf from Target that gives you extra storage space for products. 

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Just promise that if you do all of the above, you invite us for a sleepover! 

xo, THE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[ THE TIPS ] THE CORD ROUND-UP

Cords are the absolute worst, correct? The never-ending web of wires are a constant eye sore and a tangled mess 100% of the time. Wire warfare is very real, and we are always on the lookout for new ways to conceal and contain our nemesis. 

1. CATCH IT. 

Placing a cable catch on your desktop or nightside table, will prevent your cable cords from falling to the floor every time (EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.) you unplug a device. Whether it's your laptop, phone, or tablet, you don't have fumble for the charger when you go to plug it back in later!

2. COLLECT IT. 

All electronics come with a huge amount of connected cords. Using a cord wrap or cable tie to gather the wires, helps prevent them from taking over your desk or media table. There are also a variety of colors you can use to identify different categories!

3. WIND IT. 

If you've never used a cable reel, then you're welcome. Because it's beneficial on a variety of levels. Cable reels allow you to wind-up cords to conceal them, to shorten them, and to keep them untangled. We especially love them for phone chargers and ear buds since it keeps your bags and drawers from cord chaos. 

 

4. DOCK IT. 

Multiple devices lead to multiple charging cables, so we always recommend setting up docking stations. Whether it's a side table, a floor basket, or a repurposed magazine rack, you can set-up all your devices to charge in a contained area. 

 

5. LABEL IT.

It's said in the south, "if it's not moving, monogram it." We believe in the organizing version, "if it's not moving, LABEL it." Labeling each cord plugged into a power strip helps you easily identify each item and keeps you from switching off your wifi when you just meant to unplug the printer. 

Links are in pink!

xo, THE

[ THE FAVORITES THINGS ] VDAY EDITION

There are a lot of Valentines Day gift guides out there. So we decided to make a treat yo self V Day edition of THE favorite things!

1. You Are Loved Trinket Tray

Trinket trays are great for holding jewelry, keys, change, and all the little bits and baubles. We love placing them in the bathroom, on nightstands, and in the entryway. 

2. Kitchen Tools

There's something about matching kitchen utensils to make you feel like a fully grown adult. Nothing mismatched, nothing from college.. it's like a dream come true for your drawer. We prefer all white silicone, or the all black collection from KitchenAid - but pick your color palette, and get yourself a new set! 

3. Minted Pinboards

We're obsessed with everything from Minted, but we just recently came across these pinboards. There are a ton of different prints that would fit a playroom, a mudroom, or in the kitchen command center. 

4. Agate Coasters

Our rule of thumb: Never have more people at your house than you have coasters for.  Moral of the story: Get really good coasters. 

5. Floor Bins

All playrooms and kids rooms should have great floor bins. You can fill them with dolls, or books, or any other bulky toy. They help clear up space and add to the room's decor. 

6. Simplified Planner

We have long been obsessed with Emily Ley and her line of planners. They are such a good way to prepare yourself daily, and organize all the aspects of your busy life. 

7. Wooden Trays

The new Modern by Dwell line at Target is giving us with ALL THE HEART EYES. These trays are an absolute must have and make a great addition to an entry way table or a coffee table. 

8. Kitchen Canisters

We are clearly fans of canisters, and even bigger fans of labeling. These kitchen canisters really get evvvverthing just right. 

9. Marble Utensil Holder

Trends come and go, but we like to believe that white marble is here forever. Containing your kitchen utensils with a marble holder instantly elevates your countertop, and holds your most-used items. 

10. Lazy Susan Art Caddy

The day we saw this rainbow turntable, we actually screamed out loud. OUT LOUD. It's a thing of beauty and we can't wait to use it in a million different ways! 

We love all y'all!

xo, THE