When a client had Bill Fry Construction convert an old garage into a guesthouse, she chose open shelving to showcase books and art. Because the space isn't the home's primary kitchen, less storage is needed. In a busier kitchen, careful editing is the key to making open shelving work.
Joanna, of HGTV's Fixer Upper, brought in these unique, industrial display shelves to add style to this modern sitting room. To finish the space, she added word art that matches the family's personal style.
Designers at StudioHue installed inexpensive white shelving in this contemporary nursery to display all the great titles this little girl will enjoy. Books were arranged as a bookstore display, with titles facing forward for easy detection and to feature them as artwork for the room.
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.
A lounge for adults gathered in the home is tucked away off the great room. Custom plaster detail and a Murano glass chandelier adorn the ceiling, and sliding glass doors open to the back deck. Glass shelves elegantly display the homeowners' liquor collection.
Matching built in shelves frame the gray stone fireplace and mantel in this ranch living room. Each shelf cubby displays a decor item adding personality to the room without giving it a cluttered feel. A mirror coffee table catches the natural light from the window and brightens the space. A leather sofa is highlighted with turquoise throw pillows.
A herringbone floor pattern breaks up the expected movement of the hardwood boards. The light hardwood fits well with the soft gray wall coloring and white molding. Built in in-wall shelves with individual lighting create an art gallery like hallway.
To maintain the neutral color palette throughout the home, designers added bleached white oak display shelves and white matte cabinets to the sitting area. Across from this vignette, a laundry room is concealed in a hidden corner of this space, making the most of the home's square footage
The family had a great collection of blue and white Transferware that that they wanted to incorporate into the design of their new kitchen, so display shelves were added to display these beautiful dishes.