I'm sure if you've seen Fixer Upper you've seen the episode with Chip and Joanna fixing up a midcentury modern home. This was the first home that they stepped out of their comfort zone and didn't do shiplap. I think Chip and Joanna are cute, and even Brad enjoys the show, but I do love it when they don't use shiplap. It's so refreshing to see something new from them. They redid a midcentury modern home, yet kept the feel of that era, while also keeping it practical and current for todays homeowners. What struck me in the home that they redid was the brass and glass open shelving in the kitchen. The moment I saw that, and knew that millions of others had too, I had a feeling that that style of shelving for the kitchen would soon become mainstream in many other kitchens around the US.
Of course Chip and Joanna weren't the first to install these shelves. Many of these kitchens with the open shelves remind me of a Parisian kitchen.
Of course brass plays a large part in this style of shelving, but also matte black. One of my favorite examples of this is designer, Lauren Liess' own kitchen. Well the kitchen she had till she sold in Fall of 2015.
Glass shelves are clearly, see what I did there? Wait, is that even funny? Let's pretend it is. So glass shelves provide an airy open feel so when you're tight on space and need that extra storage space this would be the only time I could think to "block" a window. So you're getting storage, still getting sunlight, and it looks good.
If you're looking for an easy, instant way to achieve this look Pottery Barn has a beautiful shelf that would look great in many spaces.
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