Martha Stewart's brilliant kitchen storage has us in awe – an interiors therapist explains how to recreate it

Of course, the lifestyle guru has mastered kitchen storage – here's how to replicate the look in any space

Martha Stewart
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When it comes to our home, Martha Stewart is an unrivaled force. From cooking to interior design, and home organization, she is the definitive authority – because if Martha is doing something, we want to do it too.

Recently, Martha shared images of the organization system she uses on her Bedford, NY farm on her blog, and we were seriously impressed. For more insight on where to start in recreating the kitchen storage ideas Martha uses, we asked Interiors Therapy expert Suzanne Roynon for her advice. Suzanne explained the pros and cons of each method and how she recommends replicating the look.

Suzanne Roynon
Suzanne Roynon

Suzanne is a feng shui consultant, interiors therapist and author of Welcome Home, How Stuff Makes or Breaks your Relationshipavailable at Amazon. She specializes in understanding the energetic impact of homes and certain possessions may have on all aspects of life, health and relationships, and the ways in which ‘stuff’ can actively prevent people and families from thriving and enjoying the lifestyle they deserve.

1. Martha Stewart's Dry Goods Storage

Martha keeps her flour, sugar, and grain in large, round glass containers. Suzanne weighs in, stating: 'I love storage containers. We’ve been using them for teas, coffee, and breakfast fixings for more years than I care to remember.' It's undeniable that these kitchen organizers create a striking impact in Martha's space.

However, Suzanne cautions that these eco-friendly food containers may not be the best for maximizing storage in a small kitchen. She says, 'While round storage containers are fabulous where space isn’t an issue, they can be somewhat impractical if cupboards and shelves are not available in abundance. Instead, consider using glass storage which butts up tightly or is stackable to save valuable cupboard real estate.'

2. Martha Stewart's Dry Goods Kitchen Utensil Storage

'Martha keeps her baking supplies in a series of wide-mouthed ceramic jars to allow easy access for scoops and spoons,' says Suzanne of how Martha organizes her kitchen utensils. She continues, 'Again, these are round and are a striking addition to an attractive built-in storage unit displayed under a wealth of cake stands.'

Though this storage solution is incredibly convenient, it requires more cleaning than if utensils are kept in drawers. Suzanne says that when left out, kitchen utensils can 'attract dust and airborne grease particles.' Therefore, if you're willing to commit the time to give all of your utensils a frequent run through the dishwasher, this storage solution may be worth it. Otherwise, it might be better to 'put them in a drawer and cull any which are never used,' as Suzanne recommends.

3. Martha Stewart's Backup Kitchen Supply Storage

Martha shares on her blog that she uses an industrial cabinet from an 'old bakery in Maine' to store backup kitchen supplies. The drawers are carefully labeled with items like 'pastry bags' and 'quart-gallon Ziplocs.' This kitchen cabinet idea is a great option to keep organized if you are a big home cook who has hundreds of kitchen supplies.

Suzanne says, 'Martha uses her kitchen to test and demonstrate new recipes, so her large galvanized baker’s cabinet is a useful addition for dry storage and accessories.  You can find similar galvanized metal storage units in stores and vintage emporia, and if you are into traditional feng shui, these are a real bonus in an area that requires a permanent metal remedy.'


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I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing 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. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.