A traditional white vanity and sleek light fixture keep this bathroom looking simple and clean. A display cabinet above the toilet shows off lush ornamental grasses while a round topiary completes the vanity.
In between the breakfast room and kitchen, built-in display cabinets flank the doorway and elegantly showcase formal dishware. Below, additional cabinets provide ample space for storing serverware and other kitchen essentials.
This beautiful display cabinet with cast bronze hardware houses the homeowner's collection of blown glass from around the world. The designer likes the juxtaposition of different materials, seen here with the weathered bronze metal and the sleek colorful glass.
To give a London kitchen a striking focal point (not to mention acres of built-in storage), designer Egon Walesch had a haberdashery display cabinet from a department store cut down to size to create a unique kitchen island. “Toughened (or tempered) glass provides an excellent work surface, and the drawers, previously used for storing gloves, scarves and hats, provide excellent space to accommodate and display treasured crockery and table linens,” says Walesch.
Brass trimmed shelves frame and support these matching flavor jars for a decorative and stylish display. The labeled jars are organized on three stacked shelves. The mirror background creates a luminous surrounding for the display and brightens the dark frame of the cabinetry.
Neutral wood cabinets with glass doors show off a lovely display of fine dishes and glassware in this contemporary kitchen. A gorgeous bright blue backsplash shimmers behind row upon row of hanging wine glasses.
Clean white walls are a great place to show off framed original artwork in this contemporary living space with an open floor plan. A custom-made cabinet is topped with a glass display case filled with even more artwork creating a one-of-a-kind space.
Create interest and texture with a collection of everyday and vintage bathroom items. This Victorian Gothic wall cabinet is filled with vintage cosmetic jars, ivory grooming implements, shells, sponges, towels and soaps. “If you have glass-fronted shelves, use it as an opportunity not just for storage but for display of interesting objects,” says Susan Sully, author of the book “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques” in which this home was featured. Sully also recommends painting the back of a cabinet a dark color to make light objects really stand out.
Anytime you're looking to make a kitchen seem larger and keep it from looking dated, consider using white and muted gray tones. The two colors paired together will help capitalize on all natural light and also keep the space feeling clean.