The pegboard is a timeless and industrious design; particularly for kitchens but really for any space that needs a winning wall space display that doubles as a storage solution. Thanks to the ingenious work of Julia Child’s husband Paul and his innovatively designed pegboard and mapping system, we’ve been inspired to create a modern take on a classic idea…

A modern tale

We designed our pegboard system around the epoxy bonded steel elfa pegboard to put a 2015 spin on the original timber version. The beauty of elfa is its durability; Swedish designed, elfa is engineered and built to last with a 10 year guarantee.

Next, add to your pegboard a selection of elfa shelf trays and hooks. The shelves hold up to 10kgs each and the elfa hooks are available in long or curved options (both able to hold up to 2kg each). This system is now set to organise your pots and pans.

Visibility + Accessibility

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, “if you can see it, you’ll use it”. Mount your pegboard system within your prep/cook zone and see how much time you’ll save. No more rummaging for pots, pans and your everyday use utensils, this open storage system is so easy to use which is probably why Julia loved hers so much.

In this solution we’ve used 8 x white elfa Pegboards. You don’t have to hang everything you own in your kitchen; even just a small pegboard positioned on a small un-used area of your wall will take the pressure off your cupboards and drawers.

Mad for Magnetic Storage

The beauty of elfa’s epoxy bonded steel goes beyond its durability. It can hold magnetic clips and caddies! Our collection of magnetic organisers will help to create fun and functional storage you can mix and match within your pegboard system. From a Magnetic Coffee Pod Holder and a Silicone Magnetic Organiser to Magnetic Spice Cans and Magnetic Note Clips, customise your system to suit your kitchen needs.

More ideas for your walls

Here is an alternative to the pegboard that can also use your walls for effective storage.

Install a stainless steel Kitchen Rail with hooks and keep your high use basting brushes, spatulas and lemon squeeze at the ready!

It’s time to get inspired

Mixing, matching and populating your storage solutions with your much-loved cooking essentials will inspire the inner chef in you. As Julia Child wrote in her 2006 bestseller My Life in France, “It did my heart good to see rows of…copper pots at the ready. I could hardly wait to get behind the stove.”

Ask in store for a customised quote for your own pegboard solution; Happy cooking!


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Accurate as at March 2015.