Thursday, January 31, 2013

Come in, it's open...

So that title was originally just a working title, but I'm tired and drunk....on sangria on life, so that's what you get.
Open shelving..It's a thing, and it's not going anywhere. Race and I discuss on a weekly basis our next home in all it's "fixer-upper" glory, and one thing that I've mentioned numerous times is open shelving in a big beautiful kitchen. The kitchen we have now is perfect for us, it's small but open to the rest of the home. It's great for entertaining and contemporary in style/layout, plus it has a giant island for preparing food that faces our television in the living room, allowing me to watch endless hours of Parks and Recreation while cooking...ya know the important stuff. Open shelving, however, would make no sense in our current kitchen, but is absolutely something I dream about in our next home. I think for the sake of our future children, we will probably not go with all open shelving, but a mix of traditional kitchen cabinets and shelving. Let's face it, plastic sippy cups and plates with giraffes on them are great, but not something I necessarily want to display on my wall. In any case, I'm obsessed and have spent numerous hours "pinning" pictures of the beautiful open shelving that is taking over the design blog world. Just look for yourself:
I just can't wait to spend time styling those future dream shelves...and it's an excuse to buy more pretties for my kitchen like the glasses, the hubby got me for our anniversary, that I mentioned here
What do you guys think? Open shelving, is it for you or no?


  1. I've always loved open shelving, but I feel like things would be hard to keep clean. Nothing like grabbing a glass for one of your guests at a dinner party and having it covered in dust :)

    1. Me too, Sara. I think that's why I lean more towards a mix of open shelving and traditional cabinets. This way, only the pretty things we use regularly would be on the open shelving, that way they have to be washed regularly anyways!

  2. Love open shelving! I've never been sure how practical it would be, but definitely gorgeous!


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