Kim Kardashian’s pantry embodies ‘less is more’ design – and professional organizers love her technique

The socialite’s muted, wabi-sabi style pantry is an aesthetic and organizational inspiration

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Kim Kardashian’s style has long been the blueprint for monochromatic interiors, and the socialite and businesswoman’s home champions minimalism and neutral colors. Apparently, Kim's commitment to the minimalist aesthetic extends even to her closets. 

Photos of the Skims founder's pantry reveal rows of monochromatic dishware alongside simple baskets and jars for food storage. Professional pantry organizers and design experts alike are captivated by the look.

Jennifer Ebert, color expert and digital editor at Homes & Gardens is a huge fan of the aesthetic of Kim's storage idea. 'I love the way that Kim chose dishware to match her shelves. It creates a chic and cohesive look in the pantry. The lighting under the shelves is another excellent feature of this space, giving the pantry a warm glow and sophisticated appeal.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

However, in Kim's own words, her pantry idea goes beyond aesthetics. 'It's so necessary to be extra organized when having four kids who all have different dietary needs, dairy sensitivities, and different likes and dislikes,' Kim told Poosh. She continued, 'Also, we have friends and family over all the time and need to be aware of different sensitivities, allergies, and diets, such as gluten-free or nut allergies, so it's important to have things organized at all times. We also switched everything in our house from plastic to glass.'

If you are looking for a new organization technique, the baskets and bins used by Kim for food storage are the preferred pantry organization method for professional organizers. For instance, Juliana Meidl, a Detroit-based professional organizer at Serenity at Home, swears by the jars Kim uses for dry food. She states,' I do often recommend moving frequently used food items into clear jars. Using clear canisters with good lids is a better way to keep those items fresh versus keeping them in the original packaging.'

Juliana
Juliana Meidl

Juliana Meidl has been a professional home organizer for many years, having found that they key to a serene home was perfect organization that works for the family. 

She continues, 'Another benefit is when items are stored in clear bins, you can always see when you are running out. This helps prevent having multiple bags of the same item because you can't find what you have.'

Juliana also recommends Kim's snack baskets for organizing a small pantry. She states: 'We do use baskets for non-perishable items often. They are especially a great option for snacks. When clients want snacks easily accessible for their kids, we often use baskets on the floor or the lowest shelf.'

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Kim Kardashian's innovative pantry is a great example of how your interior style can be extended to any space in your home. No matter your preferred method for organization, it should feel like an extension of you.

Sophie Edwards
News Writer

I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.