Open front kitchen cabinets with a chalkboard backsplash add a playful touch to this white cottage kitchen. Meanwhile, the kitchen's high-glossed butcher block countertops are as beautiful as they are functional.
Take advantage of open shelving by placing shoes neatly in a row. Toni Hammersley of A Bowl Full of Lemons puts her kids' shoes on shelving because she can fit several pairs and grab them quickly when she's on the go.
The sculptures by Theresa Knight McFadden in this see-through bookcase in the hallway of the powder room are unique conversation pieces. The gray paint color of the bookcase is set off nicely by the white trim of the door and window.
Nautical-inspired books were added to mounted bookshelves in this nursery. The open shelves allow for book covers to stand alone as art, keeping more traditional art pieces out of reach for little hands.
This walk-in closet is a perfect storage spot for a woman. Open shelving gives easy access to folded clothes and other storage while built-in drawers provide more private organization. Countertop space works for extra storage, prep room and even seating, keeping the middle of the room open and easily maneuverable.
An open kitchen shelf displays a playful melange of bowls, a reflection of the masterful mix of elements throughout the house. The sleek bowls counterbalance the antique baskets, making the arrangement feel balanced.
A skylight lets in natural light over this bright, white walk in closet. A decorative double door closet features a 3D design and crystal door knobs. Stacks of drawers are topped with white countertop and a built in open storage shoe shelf. A rose rug adds color to the room, and a neutral ottoman finishes the space.
Open vertical panels create a subtle room division as well as display space in this bright, coastal room. A dark wood table adds beautiful contrast to the white walls and neutral carpet. Coastal decorations give the room personality and bits of color.