We love when people improvise organizational work-arounds in their home and find artful ways ways to store their stuff. (This kitchen and this apartment come to mind as two especially compelling examples of those who make do with smaller and less-than-ideal homes.) That said, there’s nothing quite like taking a building down to its studs and rebuilding it to fit your lifestyle perfectly.
Designer Emily Henderson gets to do this for a living. A couple years ago, she wrapped up a gut renovation in Portland, Oregon, that is bright, airy, and brimming with modern farmhouse style. But what we’re most taken with is the highly thought-out storage in the mudroom and kitchen.
“I realized—finally—the utter joy of everything having a real place,” Emily tells us. “So after experiencing a truly organized kitchen and pantry during our two weeks of shooting there, the design team and I went back and thought out every inch of our newest kitchen project. Now, even our phones have a secret special place to charge.”