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Kitchen Storage Inspired by Julia Child

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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1:12AM PDT on Jun 17, 2013

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1:13PM PDT on May 12, 2013

Good ideas. Thank you.

10:20AM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

Thanks

3:19AM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

Just timeless!!! Thank you.

12:36AM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

Still a great idea, thank you!!

12:34AM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

Still a great idea, thank you!!

5:36PM PST on Mar 6, 2013

I loved the book and the movie about Julia Child. Would like to see her kitchen at the museum. I remember watching her show as a kid, and thinking, " boy, my Mom doesn' t cook like that!!!!" Though my Grandma K did... :-)

5:07PM PST on Feb 28, 2013

Some ideas are never outdated, nice!

3:10PM PST on Feb 28, 2013

Wish I had room in my kitchen to do something like that that, but I only have one wall that has no cabinets on it, but it is on the other end of the kitchen at the kitchen table and would be too much work to walk over and get it when it is so far from the stove. I try and keep my pots and pans stored near the store so I have less movement to do.
Luckily for me my kitchen while narrow is wide enough for me to have two walls of cabinets so i can keep everything in one area that just requires a few turns and dips (except my spices and herbs, those are kept away from the heat of the sun and stove).

When I saw that I though that maybe if it was a different color or made to look like actual wood.

4:11PM PST on Feb 27, 2013

Thanks.

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