I remember when Chris and I were newlyweds, blissfully figuring out our new life together, we were gifted these Rubbermaid food storage containers with red lids. Those EasyFindLids red lidded containers have been a constant after all these years, and I’d bet they’ve made their way into many of your homes, as well. So when Rubbermaid asked us if we would be interested in bringing a fresh colorway to their EasyFindLids as their first Designer Series, we jumped on it. How could we say no to a chance to give our favorite food containers a fresh new look??
The entire process took more than 18 months. Another constant in my life through that time has been this beautiful steel blue gray color. I’ve loved it always, and when Rubbermaid came to us, the cool gray walk-in closet we revealed was fresh on my mind. I used it as the initial inspiration behind this classic cool blue, along with the majority of my wardrobe–washed denim, chambray shirts, and linen button-ups. I think we landed on the perfect Skylight Blue lid color, which brings a fresh, modern look to everyday food storage. The EasyFindLids containers are stackable, and there’s a charcoal gray venting pop-up so you can keep the lid on in the microwave with no splatters.
Fun fact: I was standing on a step stool to get this shot!
Back in December, Rubbermaid sent a creative team to our house to oversee the big photoshoot (that we had a bare bones kitchen in place for) and we had the most fun. Everybody was incredibly kind and in sync and we all meshed together to bring about this product that we’re all so proud of. If you think back to December, we were racing against the clock getting our kitchen to a point where we could even shoot in here! So many details came together last minute, and some details were totally missing haha, but we made it work!
Chris developed a recipe that was photographed and will be posted on the side of every box (we shared it here on Sunday!) and having Andrea shoot everything for the packaging and promotion inside our own kitchen was top priority. Our homes have always been more memorable than Chris and I, so we wanted to showcase the Rubbermaid containers in a place you all recognize as ours.
You can get a 42 pack on Amazon today, but also keep your eyes peeled in your local Target next weekend ;).
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
Looking for our favorite things? A place to shop our home room by room, or just catch up on what Julia's wearing / loving right now? Browse the CLJ shop.
Befores, afters, mood boards, plans, failures, wins. We’ve done a lot of projects, and they’re all here.
We have a long-standing relationship with DIY, and love rolling our sleeves up and making it happen.
Even when you don’t want to rip down a wall, you can make that space in your home better. Right now.
We recently painted the trim and hallway doors the most dramatic shade of red, and I find myself making excuses to pass through this part of our house. It’s so rich and romantic and glossy and inspiring. It’s like the hallway is wearing lipstick. She’s feeling herself :) I can barely remember what it looked […]
Another way for us to stay in touch! Joining our weekly newsletter gives you access to exclusive content, never-before-seen photos, your questions answered, and our favorite DIYs. Sign up below!
Make yourself right at home
Make yourself right at home