A gorgeous white shelf with ornate detail is the perfect place to hold a collection of cookbooks in this pretty, shabby chic kitchen. A tabletop topiary in an elegant planter sits in a gorgeous windowsill dressed in pink curtains.
An elegant marble counter tops mint green cabinetry to create a welcoming space to gather in this Craftsman-style kitchen. "We wanted it to be a little something special," designer Jamie House says. "It’s a walkway, so there wasn’t enough room to extend the counter far enough to accommodate seating, but it’s a good space to stop and talk."
With an expansive wall of cabinets and an oversized island, this enviable kitchen offers plenty of storage space. A clever built-in bookcase caps the wall of cabinets, creating a charming spot to display and store cookbooks.
The large rustic island centers this farmhouse kitchen and provides extra storage and prep space. An open shelf in the island keeps favorite cookbooks handy, while a pair of pendant lights illuminates the pretty white countertops.
Stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and a large, unadorned window are signs of contemporary design in this bright kitchen. A wine cooler and mini fridge are conveniently nestled by the pass-through bar, while a built-in bookshelf provides space for cookbooks and bar accessories.
Beside the top of the line, stainless steel refrigerator, tall, built-in shelves include storage space for linens and dishware in the home's second kitchen. Lower and upper cabinets on the other side of the room offer additional storage for kitchen essentials, and a corner bookshelf includes space for cookbooks.
The elegant dining room opens up through French doors to an outdoor door dining area with beautiful views of the La Jolla, Calif., coast. Exposed wood ceiling beams and an Old World-style chandelier bring a touch of rustic charm to the space, while bookshelves flanking the doors house the homeowners' collection of cookbooks.
With a built-in buffet and two metal chairs, this bright breakfast nook offers plenty of seats for guests. Dark wood paneling contrasts nicely with the white walls, while a corner shelf provides extra storage for cookbooks.
This open kitchen and dining space with a breakfast nook and country blue island combines modern amenities with rustic flair. An open bookshelf stores cookbooks, dishes and other knick knacks while a drum pendant light hangs above the dining table.
Fun, bold patterns punctuate this chic open plan kitchen and dining area, appearing on the chairs, window treatments and rugs. At one end of the island, a built-in bookshelf makes a handy home for cookbooks.
Plentiful storage was a priority for this kitchen renovation, but it needed to be right at hand. The island provides a spot for homework, projects and dining, with storage built into the cabinet base. The shelf houses cookbooks, textbooks and homework, while drawers hold table linens.
Bold red and yellow accessories add vivid color to this contemporary eat-in kitchen. A spacious island has room for four and also features a built-in bookshelf to store cookbooks and kitchen accessories.
A kitchen island with built-in sink is positioned in the middle of this modern kitchen, which maximizes its space through the use of several wall and under-counter cabinets and drawers. Two pendant lights hang above the kitchen island, wall shelf allows for easy storage of cookbooks and other items.