ACS_0515A few small kitchen essentials artfully arranged creates big impact on open shelving in the kitchen. A mix of textures and keeping a synonymous color palette are key to making it work.

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I like to pull items that I think will look good together first to “mock up” what I had in mind. Then it is only a matter of moving a few things around here and there to achieve the look I am going for.

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I wanted to highlight these beautiful vintage juice glasses because those shades of pink and that floral design are everything that sets my heart aflutter lately. I love the sculptural shape of that little stoneware creamer that is serendipitously in the same color  tone and the size proportion is perfect alongside the juice glasses.

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Pretty vintage rice bowls mixed with glass and metals complete the look. I used a silver plated sugar bowl with a very sculptural design and some mini silver trays to add height, dimension and a little “pop” behind the bowls.

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Another sugar bowl (this time in white) sits on top of a pair of sweet bread and butter plates and balances the stark white of the rice bowls above.

Let’s be honest ~ open shelving in the kitchen is beautiful but not necessarily ideal for everyday use. Things get dirty and dusty sitting out like this. It’s a fact. Using items you are not reaching for on a daily basis is a great solution to achieving the look without the fuss.

Shop the shelves:

Set of 6 Vintage Blush Pink Floral Juice Glasses

Vintage Taupe Pink Small Pitcher/Creamer

Vintage Pair of Harkerware Taupe Pink Bread & Butter Plates

Vintage Set of 4 Pink Gold Calla Lily Rice Bowls

Vintage Set of 7 Floral / Green Cross / 1980 / Rice Bowls

Small Oval Silver Etched Tray by AMC India

Vintage Johnson Brothers Regency Sugar Bowl

 

 

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