Kitchen Storage Inspired by Julia Child

If Julia Child revolutionized the way we cook, it can be argued that her beloved husband, Paul, helped revolutionize the way we organize our kitchen with his humble pegboard storage system.

Simply executed design solutions are typically borne out of necessity, as in the case with the Childs. When the couple ran out of space in their small French kitchen, Paul devised an open storage system for Julia, on which many of us continue to model our kitchens today.

Above: Julia Child in her kitchen surrounded by her pegboard organization system. Knowing that his wife was a stickler for organization, Paul actually outlined the shape of each pot and pan onto the pegboard with a black marker. Everything was always in its place and at hand, critical for minimal search time.

Above: A display of Child’s pots, purchased between 1948 and 1952 when she lived in Provence, and their mapped positions at the Smithsonian Museum. See more copper pots as decor.

Above: Blogger and mother Katy Naponik from Rice Designs installed this pegboard pot rack in around four hours. It can be easily disassembled, a bonus for renters. Here are ideas on similar crate shelves.

If you’re looking for more images of organized kitchens, see Remodelista‘s Room Gallery.

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