Each week, Mansion Global tackles a topic with an elite group of designers from around the world who work on luxury properties. This week, we look at how to make your kitchen’s open shelving look chic, not messy.
Styling open shelving is almost like curating your own gallery space in the confines of your kitchen.
“It gives you a platform to personalize your kitchen with decorative elements as well as ease of access to more frequently used items such as serveware or a French Press,” said Danielle Radel, interior designer at CetraRuddy architecture firm in Manhattan. The trick to where to place them is to think about how the kitchen is used. “A serious chef would benefit from open shelving near the cooking zones so spices and oils are only an arm’s length away; a frequent host/hostess may appreciate a column of shelving near the refrigerator or wine fridge to create a bar area.”
For ideas on how to curate this space to your best advantage and ease, follow these tips from the design pros.
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“Open shelving is an aesthetic approach, giving a kitchen a light and airy feeling, fun for styling