How to Organize Everything In Your Life


Don’t you just want to breathe a sigh of relief looking at this order? | Pinterest.

As the foliage on the trees dies in a fiery, colorful blaze, so too should those bad habits that are cluttering your life and stressing you out. Here’s how to organize every aspect of your world, from that tangle of necklaces to your kid’s football gear to your growing lipstick collection. Plus, how to finally reclaim that bedroom chair that’s been hidden under a mountain of clothes for months, and the cutest, non-corporate way to keep K-Cups at the ready in your kitchen.

We’ve set realistic fall goals over here: We’re dedicated to trying at least three of these things before the year is out, and we invite you to join our re-organizing resolution. Now keep reading – organizational porn awaits! Read more »

A Day in the Very Stylish Life of Philly’s Best Kitchen Designer

Designer and architect Joanne Hudson is known for many things: her impeccable style, her signature round glasses – she has 25 pairs! – and, most importantly, her incredible kitchens. In fact, if you’ve been in a Philadelphia kitchen that you’ve desperately wanted to copy, well, chances are she designed it. (I’m not exaggerating; Joanne has designed 67 kitchens on Rittenhouse Square alone. Oh, and one in Nigeria.) I’ve been a fan of her style since I featured her Delaware beach house several years ago; now, she divulges the secrets behind it.


A very stylish life. | Photography by Courtney Apple.

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59 Tips for Spring-Cleaning and Organizing Every Single Thing In Your Life

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From streamlining your pantry to cleaning up your kid’s playroom, we’ve got all your tips here. | Photos by Courtney Apple.

We here at Shoppist have a thing for spring cleaning. We’ve written about it, posted slideshows about it, and I’ve even given you the step-by-step instructions I use for my personal closet clean-outs.

Here, all rounded up in one place, are the best, smartest, most efficient and inspiring tips, tricks and tools you need for the most organized house ever.

1. How to organize your accessories.
Our favorite tip here? Use a common desk supply — a letter sorter — to corral your clutches.

2. How to organize your makeup.
On our list: Adhere PVC pipes to the inside of your cabinets to hold hair tools like hair dryers and curling irons.  Read more »

Monday Obsession: Skeem’s Custom Coffee Candle for Paper Source

MO-SkeemOur Wedding editor Carrie Denny has a thing for smelly stuff. The scent of vanilla wafts down the hallway outside of her office (this is thanks to her Alora “smelly sticks,” which she scores at TownHome on Walnut Street.) The glass shelves in her bathroom are filled with dozens of perfume bottles, and she actually drinks out of an empty glass candle jar which, to be fair, is by Skeem and is so gorgeous we’d drink out of it, too.

Also by Skeem? This Cafe Au Lait candle, a custom scent devised by the Philly-based candle company for Paper Source (one of their many custom offerings for retail stores; they have special products for Terrain, Anthro, Urban and Tavern on the Green’s restaurant shop). In her words: “It’s not so strongly coffee-ish that you keep looking around for a pot of it brewing, but just enough that it evokes the same cozy, creamy comfort while you’re sitting there binging on bad television.”

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Home Store Cella Luxuria Is Opening Another Location on South Street


Cella Luxuria’s Chestnut Street flagship. | Photo by Emily Goulet.

Cella Luxuria, the cavernous home store at 1214 Chestnut Street, opened just two years ago. But it’s already expanded exponentially. In November, they expanded into the building next door, opening a 12,000-square-foot showroom called Domus that stocks home goods with a more modern, contemporary bent than Cella’s reclaimed, industrial offerings. And now, they’re taking their wares to South Street.

“We’re very bullish on South Street,” says Cella Luxuria co-owner Stefan Sklaroff. “We think South Street is changing. I think it’s a street that under-serviced now — you’ve got Society Hill on one side and Queen Village on the other. It’s odd that it’s in the mix of great neighborhoods and it’s selling hookah pipes and sneakers. We’d like it to make more sense. ”  Read more »

The 15 Fashion And Lifestyle Pinterests You Need To Follow Right Now


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Pinterest has taken the blogging world by storm, and is also probably single-handedly keeping A.C. Moore in business, as enthusiastic DIYers desperately try to copy the things they’ve seen on various boards. But the site can be overwhelming and confusing for newcomers, so we’re making it easy to dip your toe into the phenomenon. Here, 15 of the best fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and home pinners you need to follow right now. (Oh, and while you’re at it, follow us, why don’t you?) Read more »

Market Report: 8 Common Home Mistakes You’re Making (And How to Fix Them)

Image via One Kings Lane

Image via One Kings Lane

  • These mistakes might have your home in total upheaval. Here, 8 super-easy ways to remedy them and get your home back in order. [Refinery 29]
  • If you’re looking to sport pastel makeup this spring, these are the fail-safe hues to try. [InStyle]
  • Girlfriend jeans, boyfriend jeans’ slimmer, sexier counterpart, are winning spring. [NY Daily News]

Up Next: What House Of Cards can teach us about fashion.

The Edit: 14 Stunningly Cool Lamps for Every Home


Thanks to Daylight Savings, you may have noticed that the sun is actually still out during your evening commute. (Cheer!) But that means that your mornings leave you in the dark. Brighten up with one of these 14 luminaries — we’ve got floor lamps, desk lamps and, yes, even a surprisingly chic nightlight. It’s not quite natural sunlight, but for now, we’ll take it.  Read more »

Guys, We Need to Talk About Anthropologie’s New Home Collection

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All images via Anthropologie.

I think that most people love Anthropologie so much because shopping there is sort of like being in a dreamy, real-life Instagram pic (filtered in Valencia, natch). Sure, the clothes are nice — if generally not my style — and so are the accessories, but it’s the home selection that makes me ache for an airy cottage somewhere, so that I may fill it with painted ceramics and jewel-tone velvets and various artifacts that look as if they’ve been plucked from some far-flung flea market.

On Monday, we wrote about one of Anthro’s latest offerings — a splashy retro chair that’s part of the company’s largest home rollouts ever. But we barely scratched the surface. The home section, both online and in-store, is incredible. We’ve chosen our top 10 buys here, from the side table I am absolutely going to own even though I have a weird surplus of side tables, to the posh Chesterfield that can elevate even the most dull space. See our picks, and shop your faves, here.

Monday Obsession: Anthropologie’s Spring-Worthy Floral Chair

After setting clocks forward yesterday and waking up to 50 degree temps today, it’s becoming apparent that we’re not stuck in an endless winter abyss. To keep our spirits high, we’ve got a vibrant, spring-worthy chair from Anthropologie. (It’s a part of their largest home rollout yet.) The hand-finished chair features sleek armrests, gold leg stoppers and a frame-worthy print. April showers, we’re ready for you. Read more »

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