Reese Witherspoon's kitchen organization has both aesthetic appeal and practical benefits – professional organizers love its perfect design

The Home Edit reorganized the actress's kitchen – the expert-approved result marries style with substance

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The Home Edit reorganized Reese Witherspoon's iconic kitchen, and the outcome is the ultimate inspiration for a tidy and refined space. From the open-concept shelves to the seamless fridge organization, we're ready to recreate every detail. Luckily for you, we spoke with some of our favorite interior designers and professional organizers to figure out exactly how.

The first detail of note in Reese's kitchen remodel is the golden open-concept shelves against a brick wall. 'Open shelving in the kitchen offers a blend of practicality and style, allowing you to create a space that is both functional and beautiful,' says Nina Lichtenstein, Westchester-based interior designer. She continues, 'By thoughtfully organizing and curating the items on your shelves, you can transform your kitchen into a personalized and inviting area that exudes warmth and reflects your unique taste and lifestyle.'

Reese's open-concept shelving is more than just beautiful; it is also a budding interior design trend. Juliana Melamed, founder of Full Service Living, a luxury organization company based in New York City, says: 'Reeses’s kitchen shelving concept is super popular right now. It gives kitchens that cool, open-kitchen restaurant feeling and creates the illusion of more space.'

Furthermore, it's easy to replicate the kitchen shelving. Melamed tells Homes & Gardens: 'I recently created a similar look for a client by installing floating shelves from the Container Store and organizing each shelf according to specific types of glassware and dishes.'

Once you have the shelves, it's a matter of kitchen styling: that is to say, choosing what you want to display and how. Lichtenstein advises, 'Organize your shelves by grouping items based on their function. Keep everyday dishes and glassware on lower shelves for easy access while placing less frequently used items higher up. This not only makes your kitchen more functional but also ensures that your shelves look neat and purposeful.'

To make it more beautiful, Lichtenstein recommends: 'Highlight unique or special serve ware like handmade ceramics, vintage bowls, or heirloom pieces. These items can become focal points and conversation starters. Intersperse functional items with decorative pieces such as vases, small potted plants, or framed photos. These elements add personality and warmth to your kitchen.'

The second notable part of Reese's kitchen organization is the fridge filled with bins. 'Bins in the fridge are ingenious!' says Melamed.

'Fridges are built with deep shelving, so by having pull-out bins, you can utilize the whole fridge (front to back) instead of just the front sections. Of course, the bins also create an aesthetically pleasing look. I recommend buying bins with dividers so you don’t end up creating small messes within each bin.'

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Though the fridge isn't on display the way the open-concept shelves are, having a well-designed fridge is a great way to make your life easier. Organizational bins are a great place to start.

The first bins are excellent for displaying taller items such as sauces or items in bags. We were drawn to the second because they are stackable, making them perfect for vegetable storage. Finally, we couldn't help but include this ingenious egg organizer in the round-up. Not only does it majorly limit the amount of space eggs take up in your fridge, but it's unbelievably cute.

As demonstrated by Witherspoon's kitchen storage, the best kitchens are both design-led and highly functional. To strike this balance in your own home, the best place to start is with careful planning. Think about how you most often use your kitchen: Are you a home chef? An entertainer? Is your kitchen a glorified storage space? Answering these questions can help guide what is on display versus what gets tucked away.

If you need more inspiration, there's always Witherspoon's home.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.