Thursday 16 June 2011

Open Shelving Serving Suggestion Numero Uno

Open Shelving........Shall we get to the nub of the matter? 

{Truthfully, have you ever seen the word 
made to look so prettified?!}

And not just any old dust. 
Greasy grimy dust.

Not nice. But true.

It's certainly an obstacle.
But by no means one that's 

When we were planning our Open Shelving for the kitchen, my ponderings brought me along this line of thinking and I came up with some rather lovely ways round the problem.

Wanna hear?
If the answer's yes then gaze intently at your screen....
are you looking extra-stunning just for me?

Just what I like to see.......

I'll start with the easiest rule: 
if you're wanting the look of open shelving 
but can't bear the cleaning then consider glazed units.

Doesn't this picture look GORGEOUS?

I love it.

Did I mention gorgeous?
Did I mention glazed units?


Image via Riviera Maison

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Room Seventeen said...

Absolutely gorgeous ! said...

What a beautiful photo and great idea. Is that your kitchen????WOW!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

It's me said...

O yes !!!! Great !!...lovely day

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

It is SO it.

WobiSobi said...

Beautiful, I am tackling greasy, grimy, dust, today. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Love these, Sarah!


Erin S. said...

I do love that picture. That cabinet is amazing, and I am currently addicted to grey, white and brown together. Mmmmmm. Fabulous! I think that dust is less of a problem is you reserve open shelving for items you use regularly.

Deborah said...

Great get the look of open shelving without the constant clean-up! Must have been a woman that designed this!! lol
Love the floors and the chairs, lighting..hmmm might as well say... love everything!!! lol
And love you too sweet Sarah!! xoxo

Deborah xoxo

Full Circle Creations said...

Love it! Want it!


Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

That is one beeeooootiful cabinet. Love it.

Susan T said...

Oh I say just what the Doctor ordered. I am allergic to housedust, will have to get a glazed cabinet then won't I - so lovely, so very very lovely.

American in Bath said...

That was precisely my question! Now how to get around cleaning the glass. I should probably get up and clean the glass on my units.

Leah - The Inside Story said...

Hmm! Love this picture and I also love open shelving and have a bit myself. You are right, it does get dusty and grimy, but it's the price you pay if you like this look. But saying that, glassed in shelving is equally gorgeous, and maybe a much better idea. Beautiful Sarah! Leahx

A Farmer's Wife said...

Love glass fronts. I have them in my current kitchen and am trying to work out how to gets some in the kitchen when we move house.

Those ones are really gorgeous.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love this! Is this your kitchen?

Ispirato Design said...

That is gorgeous and it gives the illusion of open shelving- without the dust!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful space! I love the look of that glass front cabinet, wide plank floors and the pendant lighting. Ahhhhhh.... ~M xxxxx

Cindy said...

Hi Sarah,
I adore that glazed unit, in fact the whole dining room is fabulous looking! That is why I did not go with open shelving, I dust too much as it is. I would rather have my goodies behind glass. How are you with your open shelving, does it get terribly dusty?
I've been missing you, girl, haven't seen you around much.
Hugs, Cindy

Arabella said...

That's a great idea if you don't want actual open shelves. The room is absolutely stunning!

I must say that I was so happy & stunned when I received a comment from you on my blog - who knew that such a Superstar Blogger as yourself would stop by and comment...thank you so much! You're a class act.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.


At The Picket Fence said...

LOVE that! I think that really is the ideal solution. I love open cabinets but feel pretty happy with my glass front ones can't see the dust unless you are right up close to it and I don't let anyone get right up close to them! :-)

Tricia said...

I agree...very pretty :)

shari said...

Love that "glazed" piece! I had to check and recheck my vocab stock....hahhaha wasn't quite sure what you had in mind with glazed. It finally hit me - Glass!! ah yes!

Beautiful piece of shelving!

About Southern Belle said...

Such creative ideas I never would have thought of. The cabinet is lovely and so are the two styles of chairs.

Little Leslie said...

love this kitchen too.

Anonymous said...

I love that kitchen.


Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Sarah

Good for you: I don't think anyone else has actually brought up the problems with dust and dirt on open shelving. I love them but they make a lot of work. So, the cabinet you show today is a beautiful and practical solution.


Unknown said...

love the image. I have a gorgeous glass shelving unit & you know what?? it drives me flippin nuts keep cleaning the dust

michelle said...

LOVE this photo, so warm and just gorgeous!!!
Have a wonderful weekend sweets!!

michele said...

yes, dust. thanks for keeping it real, sarah. and you keep it real with style!


Unknown said...

Oh my dear god, what a gorgeous kitchen! Love everything about it, BEE-YOU-TEE-FUL!! I thought about doing glazed units in our kitchen but have decided that I'm gonna have to suck it up and deal with the dust and grime! lol x

vosgesparis said...

I think it might have been shot at the shop in Amsterdam and I had cofee
there ;)

Michelle said...

Lovely idea! I have been wanting some open shelving down the line...

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