When we started crafting Summer School, I knew I didn’t want to be the only teacher in the classroom. We’re covering a lot of ground this month, and I wanted to invite guest experts into this space to school us on what they do best. Enter: Monica Leed! Monica is the CEO and owner of Simply Spaced, a LA-based organizing company, helping high-performers transform their cluttered minds and spaces to support their best lives. Her team focuses on organizing, transforming and styling cluttered spaces. She’s the queen of clutter-free, the answer to all of your organizing woes, and we’re so happy she’s joining us today to answer 5 burning questions we had about cleaning and purging the home. Take it away, Monica!
People always forget to clean under the sink, but getting rid of extra packaging, toxic cleaning supplies and old sponges can be a cathartic cleaning ritual. It’s typically an easy, quick win, but this space tends to collect clutter and feel chaotic.
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Learn: Love your home by being intentional with what you keep in it
Homework: It’s time to Purge
Good Looking Ugly Stuff to help you clean and get organized
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
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.
One of our biggest projects this year is building out an upstairs laundry room using borrowed space from the playroom. Chris and I have been drawing up and re-drawing floor plans and elevations that I can’t wait to share. The biggest hurdle we’re designing around is this great, big window which is a blessing and […]
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