It is perhaps only inevitable that Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott and actress Zooey Deschanel have an enviable dream home – but in all its glory, nothing is quite as beautiful as their pantry.
'My philosophy is that your home should make your life easier, and nothing makes our life easier than a beautiful, completely organized pantry,' Jonathan announced while showcasing his pantry organization ideas on Instagram.
Jonathan and Zooey (best known for her role in New Girl) purchased their Los Angeles home (named Park House) in 2020 and immediately began renovating. The couple is not shy of showing off the results on social media – and their posts are inspiring at all times of the year – but never more so than when we're mid-spring cleaning season. They started with their pantry – and we're inclined to follow suit.
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'There’s nothing sexier than an organized pantry, and we love ours. Neat Method comes in and just whips us into shape. Everything [is] labeled, everything [is] where it’s supposed to be. It actually makes life a little easier because you’re not scrambling to find things. You can see when things are getting low,' Jonathan says.
The pantry features wallpaper with an intricate tree motif – reminding us that spaces that are (almost) entirely practical can still be good-looking. The walls are lined with shelves of containers, decanted condiments, and a KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer atop the cream countertops.
You can shop for similar pantry ideas (including the classic stand mixer) below – but what more can we learn from Jonathan and Zooey's pantry? Marie Kondo-trained consultant Sue Spencer urges us to replicate the couple's use of baskets that takes up less space than the packaging.
Marie Kondo-trained consultant Sue Spencer left her 20-year corporate career to study the KonMari Method from the guru herself. The consultant now works with clients to help create a simpler, clutter-free space that enhances ordinary life. Sue is one of only 8 UK KonMari Master Consultants and uses her role to organize decluttering sessions and KonMari organizing courses that make everyday living simpler.
'Use baskets to keep small items like snacks, crisps, and packets together. It takes up less space than the packaging that the items came in and will prevent them from scattering across the shelves in the pantry,' Sue says. 'Having similar products stored makes it easy to see what you have, so you’ll be more likely to use them up and less likely to buy things that you don’t need.'
The expert adds that if you keep your rice and pasta in packets rather than decanting, it's a good idea to store all the packages together in a container. 'If one of the packets splits, the ingredients that escape will be contained rather than spill all over the cupboard shelves,' she explains.
We're investing in these Jonathan and Zooey's pantry-inspired finds below.
Much like the cake stand in the couple's pantry, this glass dessert set contains one domed cake stand and a glass dome. It's perfect for presenting cakes, desserts, fruits (or whatever you think is worthy) to impress during your next party.
The 'number one' stand mixer 'in the world' is naturally the best investment when looking to upgrade your cooking appliances. Jonathan and Zooey have the Pistachio colorway, but we're sure they'd approve of any tone that works best in your home.
These versatile rectangle baskets are the perfect size for your pantry (or kitchen cupboard) and are large enough to hold food packets, teas, or spices. Their built-in handles make transportation convenient – to arrange things faster.
There's no harm in starting spring cleaning early, especially when following Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel's lead...
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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