March 11, 2011

open or closed?



Beautiful examples of great open shelving in the kitchen. Definitely one for the open argument. ( No I'm not renovating.. I just love the look, but would probably make myself crazy rearranging pieces all the time! How about you?! )
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24 comments:

Pearl said...

I love the open shelving in the Kitchen. In my next house..I keep reminding my hubby who is a builder to make me shelving like that! Its so pretty! you have a lovely blog by the way!


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jeffshan said...

LOVE the look, but not sure I could handle it in my own house, I'd also rearrange too much!!

Blue Fruit said...

I'm a greedy guts ~ so I like both!

Hide the junk in the closed bits, and have some open shelves to constantly play with, in endless whimsical arrangements.

Love the brick floor in this kitchen, or maybe its tile that looks like brick? Either way, it's fab.

shopgirl said...

I love this look and open style, however, I just don't know how I could handle the dust. I seriously swear there is more dust in Italy than elsewhere. I have a theory it's because people throw everything outside their balconies here and most people live in apartments and condos so it's all floating in the air.

Have a great weekend Sarah!

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Gorgeous examples! I know right.tough one. I would love the idea of the pretty displays. I hate the idea of the dusting! Lol


Hav a lovely weekend xox

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

I have some open shelving in the dining room I love but as for the kitchen I have found that closed is the way for me. Just painted my kitchen cabinets and having the doors back on is so clean and fresh.

First House on the Right said...

Love the look of open but don't know if I would be tidy enough to have it all on display :( Nicolex

Savor Home said...

Definitely open. I think open display cases add so much character- especially if you have something great to display. I'm loving that table in the middle of the kitchen, too. I did a post about that concept last week!

Have a fabulous weekend!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I've had both - open in my last house and closed in this one and I can say I love them both which means I am of no help at all :)

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I'm going open in my new kitchen and can't wait- adore the look. It might very well drive me a little batty but I just don't care- worth it;) Beautiful examples Sarah! xo

rustic rooster interiors said...

I love the open look. In my old kitchen {pre-kids} I had open shelving & loved it. I loved to display things & stay very organized... The Virgo in me! Now with kids I think A few closed cabinets are best. Great pics!!!!

Marianne (Style For Living) said...

I love it too, but not sure about having it in my own home. I think I'd constantly be moving things around! xo

Ashly@Moon Walk said...

I love the open kitchen. I would love to have one.

JMW said...

I love the look, especially in images like these, but there's no way I could maintain it like that all of the time!

Pinecone Camp said...

I adore this look, but I don't think we're tidy enough to pull this off. Loving that last kitchen. whoa.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I love the open shelving. I have found that you need to have lots of closed to go along with though because you never put anything ugly or functional on those open shelves.

Sara Mueller said...

I love open shelving. it's my dream! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous pieces at my blog today! I love your style!

Wallpaper said...

I love these kitchens all of them are just swoon worthy!!

have a great weekend :)

Sugar said...

I live in earthquake country, so open shelves just aren't going to happen for me. BUT I love the look.

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jen @ design blossom said...

LOVE open shelving! Thanks for sharing these pretty pictures!

Sarah said...

I have always been closed but lately I too have been drawn to open shelving, it can look so chic. But I do agree, my OCD would kick into overdrive x

Style Maniac said...

Looks pretty in the pictures ... but in real life kitchen cooking grime would soon coat everything. That would drive me nuts.

carolina postcard said...

Love the look, but I'm way to messy to make that work in my kitchen. I am thankful for cabinetry!