[ 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! 

[ Product List ]

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. 

[ Product List ]

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. 

[ Product List ]

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). 

[ Product List ]

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. 

[ Product List ]

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

 

 

 

[ GET THE LOOK ] GP'S PANTRY

When Gwyneth asked us to organize her pantry.... we were like, WE'LL BE RIGHT OVER. 

Our main goals were to 1) better utilize the door space, 2) group the most used categories into easy to access bins, and 3) use the top shelves for back stock items and lesser utilized canned goods. 

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BASKETS

We used are a combination of the Large Montauk Basket in gray, and the Rectangular Montauk Kitchen Bins in gray. 

STACKING STORAGE

For the canned goods, we used Stacking Open Bins to take advantage of the height of each shelf. 

TURNTABLE

We opted for the Clear Divided Lazy Susan to hold all the oils and vinegars. The divisions allowed us to easily separate the different varieties, and the tall sides of the turntable kept all the bottles secure on the high shelf. 

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CANISTERS + JARS

To hold all the staples (dried fruit, nuts, and grains), we used 1.6 qt Hermetic Glass Storage Jars. For the smaller groupings, we used Canning Jars since the contents didn't take up as much space. 

LABELING

We are known for our labeling, so we wanted to do a mix of applications for GP. On the baskets, we used White Bin Clips and black ink in our signature script. For all the jars, we opted for a white paint pen directly on the glass. To make notes on cook times or expiration dates, we used Dry Erase Labels that can be easily updated or removed over time. 

For a full list of our organizing tips and tricks, check out the full feature in goop

XO, THE

 

[ THE PROJECTS ] BEFORE AND AFTER // VOLUME 4

One of our favorite things to do after we finish a project is to go back and look at the original photo. There is nothing more satisfying after hours of work than seeing the transformation. So this week, we wanted to share a round-up of some of the pantries, playrooms, and closets we've been working on! 

BEFORE

AFTER

For this closet, we needed to figure out how to utilize the open shelves in a way that wouldn't look messy. By adding these bins, we were able to neatly fold all the pajamas, t-shirts, and bathing suits so that they would stay contained and organized. We also added shoeboxes and velvet hangers for a consistent and uniform look. 

BEFORE

AFTER

This pantry is a great example of pretty simple organization: Large groupings, large bins, and few canisters. But simple systems can still look great and we love how this one turned out. We utilized a LOT of turntables since they had so many spices, oils, and condiments, and primarily used large Elfa bins for all the food categories. 

BEFORE

AFTER

This gorgeous playroom belongs to our good friend Selma Blair and her son Arthur. Our primary goal was to utilize the open shelving with functional storage solutions, while styling them to fit the aesthetic of the room. Our favorite white Nordic bins with bamboo lids were the perfect addition to the space and helped store blocks and legos. We also used the small open stacking containers for art supplies and small games. 

BEFORE

AFTER

The challenge in this pantry was that the shelves were both deep and high. Finding the right supplies to fit the space was tough (and we actually ended-up switching out some of the pieces the next day!), but hyacinth baskets and double bamboo turntables ended up fitting the space perfectly. We also added clear open stacking bins which allow for easy access, and compliment the wooden and woven pieces. 

XO, THE

[ GET THE LOOK ] OH JOY'S OFFICE

We've loved Joy for years. We read her blog, attempt her DIY projects (attempt being the key word), and buy every piece of Target merchandise she has designed. So when we had the opportunity to organize her home office, we knew we had to come up with something original, functional, and in keeping with her style.  

When we arrived at her house and surveyed the space, we realized this was as much a project for her husband as it was for her. It's where he kept office supplies, computer cables, and even his tool sets. It was also a multi-purpose space storing holiday decorations, family stationery, gifts, and photos.  Once we established all the categories, we piled everything into large groupings so we could clearly see the entire inventory. 

We had selected a wide variety of product that would help maximize the space and hold the large amount of categories. The only roadblock was fitting everything on the narrow shelving. Some of the shelves were bigger, but the majority didn't accommodate the bins we had purchased. So when in doubt.....turn the bin to the side. We used these great white bins from Target, and paired them with an undermount wire shelf that would take advantage of the height. 

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The larger shelves were able to fit these great rainbow stacking drawers that held all the stationery, cards, and crafts perfectly. For all the photos and sentimental items, we used white archival boxes that we labeled in gold ink. 

One of the most important items in the office is the set of cameras that both Joy, and her husband use. But one of our favorite camera sets actually belong to her little girls Ruby and Coco. They are the most perfect pink and white Polaroids that look good enough to eat. We found small mint containers that fit the drawers perfectly and kept all the cameras and parts contained.  

it was so much fun setting up Joy's office and spending time with her family. Ruby got her own jar of paper clips, Bob got a box for his vintage 3D camera, and Coco had to be locked out at all times so she didn't scale the shelves. Can't wait to see these guys again!

 // THE SHOPPING LIST //

1. Bigso white archival boxes

2. Under shelf basket

3. White perforated bins

4. Rainbow drawer units (the exact ones we used aren't available online, but these are really similar if you can't find a local Container Store.) 

5. Mint quarter-size bins

6. Women's high heel shoe boxes

7. Accessory boxes

8. Polaroid sticky note holder

9. Assorted jar of clips  

If you have any questions about the space, leave a comment or send us an email!

xo, THE HOME EDIT