To attach this system to the wall, two vertical wooden slats were fastened to the wall with a drill, then the shelves were cantilevered over them. Not only does the shelving unit house necessary media components, it creates stylish storage space for books and accessories.
Traditional white cabinets set the tone for a bright, crisp kitchen design. Open shelving and exposed wood beams add character, as well a warmth to the space. Two glass pendant lights hang above this spacious wood island, creating a gathering spot for guests.
Add two simple reclaimed-wood slabs, and presto! This recessed niche, just inside the backyard door, becomes a mudroom. Barker Freeman Design Office architects needed little more than the shelving and a few hooks to create an ideal setup for removing shoes and stashing flotsam. Keeping the wall color the same as in the rest of the room allows for continuity, but the paler hue on the surrounding wall helps to define the space.
The spacious entryway to this home opens to a gray interior with a stone focal wall. Wall sconces and a large ceiling fixture paired with large picture windows provide plenty of light. An industrial glass stair railing draws the eye up to a raised built-in shelving unit that can be accessed by rolling ladder.
This kitchen redesign gave the opportunity to incorporate some of the more traditional and farmhouse elements that the clients were looking for while still tying the look to the existing lines of the home. The stained shiplap and informal dining space provides a decidedly rustic feel but is balanced with contemporary open shelving with black metal frames and glass shelf inserts.