Pine that was stained a dark walnut creates the open storage shelves below the counter in the baking center. The shelves resemble a freestanding piece of furniture, with display storage for a bread box, dessert stands, mixing bowls, glass cannisters for flour and sugar and a marble rolling pin. A new window above peeks out to an alluring water view.
Under the two windows that flank the fireplace sit two metal and glass console tables with outdoor table lamps that have a white bulbous base. Assorted coffee table books and decorative accessories like a silver and marble clock and antique decoy duck decorate the shelves of the console tables.
Stainless steel appliances and bright white walls and cabinets reflect light from the window and recessed lighting, making this kitchen bright and cheery. Open shelving is tucked in an awkward spot beneath a sloped ceiling, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover.
The custom reclaimed shelves with brass brackets allow the homeowners to display their favorite glassware and other curated objects, while cabinetry on the opposite wall provides closed storage for everything else. White subway tile is accented with dark charcoal grout for a bistro look.
Architecture and interior design create a visual connection between modern form and traditional comfort in this sleek contemporary kitchen. Mosaic tile adds shimmer to the neutral space while large windows offer mountain views.
Equipped not only with a two-person shower and relaxing sauna, this master spa includes plenty of storage to keep counters tidy and clean. The storage cabinet features open shelving with easy access to linens, while dirty towels can be tossed through the cut-out in the countertop below.
In this powder room, a custom-designed vanity features stylish open storage for rolled towels, plus a closed area to conceal plumbing. The curved design of the vanity is repeated in the tile border along the wall.
Untreated wood frames this kitchen space with an interesting shape created by the underside of the stairs and support columns. An industrial-size stainless steel refrigerator and stacked double oven are fitted into the wood. Long black countertops and open storage complete the rustic look.
Open kitchen storage can be both decorative and functional. The trick to doing this with style is to only keep utensils with simple shapes and lines visible. This adds a lived-in look to your kitchen island that also avoids coming across as cluttered.
This modern kitchen, including a wall of windows, adds rustic touches with a farmhouse sink, open shelving made of reclaimed wood, and a butcher block island. This kitchen leaves everything on display and accessible. Open shelves provide plenty of storage while keeping everyday serveware, pots and pans within easy reach. For the serious chef, built-in knife slots in this kitchen's butcher-block island keep culinary tools handy.