(The Washington Post)

Kitchens are the heart of every home, says Coco of the design site Cococozy, so it’s important that they remain functional, organized and clean.

“No matter what the occasion, people will always end up gathering in the kitchen,” the Los Angeles-based interior designer and blogger says.

To maintain an orderly and efficient kitchen, she says, you should have lots of chic and functional storage solutions, such as utensil holders, salt keepers and fruit bowls.

Here are a few of her must-have items to help you organize and style your space.


(Williams Sonoma; Crate & Barrel )

Utensil holder

SPLURGE: Williams Sonoma marble partitioned utensil holder (williams-sonoma.com), left. SAVE: French kitchen marble utensil holder (crateandbarrel.com).


(Wayfair; Crate & Barrel)

Salt keeper

SPLURGE: Double salt box by Totally Bamboo (wayfair.com), left. SAVE: Acacia double bar cart salt cellar (crateandbarrel.com).


(Lumens; Amazon)

Fruit bowl

SPLURGE: Mediterraneo fruit basket in stainless steel, large (lumens.com), left. SAVE: Hammered 10-inch stainless-steel wave serving bowl (amazon.com).


(Williams Sonoma; Target)

Wine chiller

SPLURGE: Stainless-steel wine chiller (williams-sonoma.com), left. SAVE: Hammered-metal wine bottle holder (target.com).


(Anthropologie; Wayfair)

Canister set

SPLURGE: Copper-plated canister set (anthropologie.com), left. SAVE: Amici four-piece round hammered canister set (wayfair.com).


(Coco of CocoCozy)