January Design Organization and Storage Inspiration

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Are you ready for some gorgeous images of a beautifully designed storage space to get you motivated to get organized in 2015?  Well, look no further!  When I ran across Emily’s amazing pantry, I had to contact her and ask her to share it with us.  Her entire home is full of beautiful design ideas. so be sure to check it out on her blog Eleven Gables.  Thank you Emily for sharing your gorgeous space with us…you know any room that has a RIBBON DRAWER has my heart. 😉

Hello!  I am Emily of Eleven Gables.  I am so thrilled to be sharing some of my Butler’s Pantry/ Laundry room/ Wrapping and Craft room with the fabulous Pink Peppermint Design’s readers!  Thank you for allowing me into your home today.  And Thank You, Tammy, for inviting me!!! 

 Honestly, I am not an organized person by trait.  I have to work at it.  It does not come easy.  I have a friend who has a rule “touch it once.”  Not me, I am like the kid on Family Circus that goes from one room to another and can’t remember what I was doing in the first place.  I digress… on to organizing!

Organizing a Pantry can be pretty tricky.  So many grocery items are awkward and bulky.  We purchase in bulk at my home, so it was important to get my pantry area as organized (and pretty) as possible, then keep it that way.

please pin from original source, 11gables.blogspot.com, HERE
When planning our new pantry area, I had an “ah-ha” moment that square and rectangular storage was the most space effective, so I utilized my newfound knowledge to make the most out of a rather small space.  I used wire baskets to organize my canned food items.  Adjustable shelving helped to add even more storage.  
 please pin from original source, 11gables.blogspot.com, HERE
Larger baskets labeled with categories such as breakfast foods, chips, breads, and pasta keeps the bulky items tidy and easy to reach.  Smaller baskets are labeled spices, nuts, sides, baking, etc.  A top shelf is designated for the “extras”… things I use often enough to have a spare on hand.  
please pin from original source, 11gables.blogspot.com, HERE
Groceries come straight from the car into the pantry.  Even my five year old knows that everything has a place.  
 Continuing the theme of “everything has a place,” tension rods inside a drawer are magical!  They keep ribbon and twine neatly in their place.
please pin from original source, 11gables.blogspot.com, HERE
Can you believe that LAUNDRY has a place other than the floor…. 
please pin from original source, 11gables.blogspot.com, HERE 
could someone please tell that to my boys!
Thank you, again, for having me over!  To see even more of this space and all of my sources, I’d love to have you pop in for a visit at my blog:  ELEVEN GABLES.  
Happy New Year!  Now, go organize something!


Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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5 thoughts on “January Design Organization and Storage Inspiration”

  1. Emily: Your LR/Pantry/Storage area is so bright, cheerful, welcoming, & inspiring! You really followed your heart in the look & feel of this room as well as it’s functionality. I find so much joy in creating order and doing my best to beautifully have “a place for everything & everything in its place” — great job!

    I check Tammy’s site regularly and a big ” thank you” to PPD for all of your continued inspiration and for posting Emily’s inspiring & lovely multi-purpose room! I will now be adding Eleven Gables to my list of favorite blogs to check each week

    • Thank you so much for your kind words Jani! I’m glad to know you are finding inspiration here! Makes my job that much more fun! 🙂 Have a great day!


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