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Four Lessons Learned From Gwyneth Paltrow’s Newly Organized Home

The Goop-approved guide to summertime decor.

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If her Tribeca penthouse and Goop headquarter office is any indication, Gwyneth Paltrow is a fan of bright and airy decor. The Goop guru seems to favor a light color palette and modern design when it comes to interiors, opting for minimalist pieces and immaculately organized spaces. “I don’t have a very broad aesthetic,” said Paltrow of Goop’s Santa Monica office space. “I like beautiful materials and nice textures, simple gestures that elevate your experience of a room.”

Earlier this year Paltrow made headlines for her incredibly well-organized kitchen pantry, created by the organizational wizards over at The

Home Edit

. So when she teamed up with them again – this time to declutter the playroom and pantry in her Hamptons home – it came as no surprise that the result was modern, bright, and well-organized perfection. Here’s what we learned from GP’s flawlessly-organized home.

Decorate seasonally.

If there ever was an embodiment of beach-y summer decor, this pantry is it. “We went with white, wood, and glass products to hold the essentials while keeping it light and airy,” writes

The Home Edit

on Instagram. Using linen-lined baskets and simple glass containers to house all the (presumably organic) ingredients, keeps the space looking fresh for summer —which, since this is a summer home, is always a good idea.

Opt for simple materials and colors for maximum coordination.

In both the pantry and the kids’ playroom, Home Edit designers Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer went for an all-white look and incorporated basic materials to keep the space flowing. Natural materials like wood and glass in the pantry and basic plastic containers in the playroom keep the rooms from looking too busy.

Section off the room.

The playroom is meticulously separated into different zones, ensuring that when the inevitable mess does occur, Paltrow’s kids know where each item belongs. “Our favorite project from the trip (and of all time) was the playroom,” The Home Edit’s caption reads. “We divided the room into activities on the left and leisure on the right, and created zones for reading, games, art, crafts, and science.”

Find whatever categorization works for you and stick with it.

Whether it’s using labels (like in the pantry) or an extensive color-coordination system (like in the playroom), there are several ways to categorize and store your home items. Pick the one that works best for you and stick to organizing your space with that one technique, to keep everything feeling streamlined and uniform.

Feeling inspired to tackle a home organization project of your own? You can shop the exact items used in Gwyneth Paltrow’s pantry and playroom here

Related reading:

6 Tricks For The Most Organized Closet This Is How You Should Be Organizing Your Entry How To Organize Your Home By Color

Images via @thehomeedit on Instagram. 

Elly Leavitt

Writer and Editor

Elly enjoys covering anything from travel to funky design (tubular furniture, anyone?) to the latest cultural trend. Her dream apartment would exist on the Upper West Side and include a plethora of mismatched antique chairs, ceramic vessels, and floor-to-ceiling bookcases—essential to her goal of becoming a poor man’s Nora Ephron. You can probably find her in line at Trader Joe’s. You will never find her at SoulCycle.