'Go up, up, up': Kate Hudson's kitchen design teaches us a key storage lesson

The actress has mastered stylish storage in her Pacific Palisades home – and designers agree – this technique is the way to go

Kate Hudson
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Kate Hudson's home is quickly becoming one of the most iconic residences in Los Angeles. With its maximalist bathroom and Cali-cool tiled kitchen – its eclectic style is certainly worth replicating. We may, however, have just found our favorite feature in the entire residence – and it comes in the shape of her bespoke kitchen storage ideas.

'It's a casserole Friday over here,' Kate says while sharing a peek into her open-plan living and dining space (below). But while we're inevitably taking note of Kate's enviable tablescape (and casserole), it's the actress' kitchen shelving that has stolen (almost all) our attention. 

The cream, bespoke cabinetry reaches to the kitchen ceiling – leaving a ton of room for the Knives Out actress to store and showcase her possessions. Stand-out pieces include the gold-fringed mirror, photo frames, and collection of vases atop the open shelving. 

A large black and blue piece of artwork – we're actually wondering if it is a Samsung Frame TV disguised as artwork – separates the main shelves, interrupting the books and trinkets, and making a statement that almost detracts from the fact you're looking at shelving, rather than a solid wall.

In either corner, Kate has filled the shelves with books and personal pieces that continue the eclectic aesthetic that makes her home so popular with fans.

A lines of five wall cabinets sit at the top of the unit that kisses the kitchen ceiling – offering space to hide whatever Kate wishes – while keeping essentials close enough to be used with convenience.

Kate Hudson

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While bespoke cabinetry like Kate's does not always come cheap, designers say this floor-to-ceiling set-up is often worth the price tag – offering ample room to ensure your space stays organized in unrivaled style. 

'Go up, up, up – build cabinets into your walls, add shelves, make the best use of your wall space – there's a lot of it, and it won't clutter up a space like furniture on the ground will,' says interior designer Katharine Pooley

Then, after making use of this space – designer Jen Porter from Neville Johnson recommends following Kate's lead –and filling your shelves with more than books. 

'A bookcase can incorporate different storage elements to hold more than books alone,' she says. And, just as the actress reminds us through her concealed drawers – 'drawers and cabinets allow you to hide clutter and open shelving doubles as a space to display items.' 

And, whether you have bespoke shelving or not, you incorporate Jen's advice into your kitchen or living room shelving ideas – and enjoy a Kate-inspired look in your home. 

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. 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.