A Messy Makeover
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the Winter 2006 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Reorganizing Natalie's shelves was no easy feat, but a little ingenuity and some simple storage solutions prove there's a place for everything!
Photo Ops: Done gave Natalie flat boxes to keep and index her photos (by year), making it easier for her to eventually transfer them to archival albums.
Dine by Design: Natalie and her husband, Robert, are food and wine experts. Done organized Natalie's piecemeal collection of recipes and gathered articles about different vintages and varietals in these matching binders from Russell + Hazel.
Boxed Sets: Natalie is also an avid scrapbooker, and Done gave her these heavy-duty cardboard boxes to store elements—such as "books" her children wrote in school—for her future projects. Jill and Caren instructed her to use bamboo boxes from the Container Store to hold blank greeting cards.
On a Roll: Caren repurposed a shoe rack she found elsewhere in the house, turning it into a gift-wrap-and-ribbon dispenser. "Natalie has four children," she says. "That means a birthday party to attend just about every weekend."