Happy new year everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season full of family and memories. I personally love the time between Christmas and New Year when I am home with the kids. This year I spent some of that precious down-time making comfort food, meal planning and prepping for the coming week, organizing (cleaning out closets!) and setting some intentions for the new year. I’m feeling prepared and positive.

Now that the holiday decorations are packed away until next year, it’s a great time to think about other ways to refresh, organize and declutter. I like to start with the kitchen so I’ve pulled together a few products I’m loving right now that will both elevate your kitchen style while serving a legitimate function.

 

Let’s start with storage containers which are definitely useful, but you want them to be stylish, especially if you’re keeping them out on the counter.

 

I like the rustic top on these from McGee & Co.

These are great for their simple design and wood top from Shoppe Amber Interiors.

Black and white is classic so have to include these utility containers from West Elm.

 

I’m a sucker for anything from Farmhouse Pottery . This crock is perfect for utensils, but also can double as a vase for flowers.

How about these pretty bottles for oil and vinegar? Also from Farmhouse Pottery via Anthropologie

 

This little spoon rest, which by the way I’m picking up for myself, is part of the same collection and also from Anthropologie

 

I’m a sucker for anything with a stripe, including this hand towel. Now’s a good time to go through the towel drawer and toss out any that are old and stained and replace with fresh ones. Incidentally, I picked up one of these for myself while I was recently down in Southern California at the McGee & Co. store. You may have seen my happy face in front of the store on my Insta.

 

I absolutely love the luxurious glass bottles and scent of the Savon de Marseille liquid soaps. They’re great for both kitchen and bath. I’ve always been a sucker for packaging so anything that looks this pretty, smells this nice and elevates the every day task of washing hands, is a worthwhile splurge to me. Plus, they’re from France so c’mon!
While we’re on the topic of washing, this little dish soap dispenser and brush set is sure to make dishes less of a chore… and it looks nice on the countertop too. You  can pick this up from the Grove Collaborative.

 

 

This hand crafted wooden fruit bowl from Crate & Barrell  would be a nice way to add some warmth to some of the other white or clear accessories.

If getting organized is a goal for you in the new year and you really want to dig in and take it seriously, check out this new book coming soon from the ladies over at The Home Edit.
If this book can help me make my pantry look this good, you can be sure I’ll pick one up for myself!

 

And, head to McGee & Co. this week for 20% off canisters, baskets, bins, trays and jars with code: FRESHSTART!

 

I hope this inspires you refresh and organize your kitchen and do a little styling of your own. Oh and I should add, I’m not making any money of these products, I just genuinely love them.