If you’d been renovating your kitchen just a few years ago, wall-mounted cabinets that lived above your countertops would have been a forgone conclusion. But today, open shelves have become a sort of decorator’s standard. Maybe it’s the trend towards eliminating clutter—thank you Marie Kondo—or maybe it’s an overall leaning towards simplicity. Either way: We’re into it. Ahead are 20 kitchens of varying decor styles (modern, rustic, vintage, traditional), all making open shelving work wonders.
In this Cape Cod cottage, the small kitchen’s custom-made cabinetry is painted in Tanner’s Brown, and the walls are in Cream, both by Farrow & Ball; glass open shelves on gold brackets display vintage dishes. The countertops are butcher block, the sink fittings are by Waterworks and the Wedgewood stove is antique.
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