Open shelves are still really popular with my Denver area clients. I love the casual look, although I’m sure kitchen cabinet people are over them and over the trend of having no upper cabinets. I like the airy and open look they give a kitchen and I love the opportunity to put in a sconce or add some art. You can save a little money and look casually stylish at the same time! If you’re considering switching a few upper cabinets to open shelves, or even exchanging all of your uppers for open shelves – check out these 7 looks below for inspiration and warn your family that the upper cabinets may be gone by morning!
Laura is a Denver Interior Designer who runs an Interior Design Studio based in sunny Colorado with a strong commitment to livable and interesting interiors. She also runs The Colorado Nest, a Denver blog about Design, Art and Life in the Mountain West and co-hosts the book podcast "The Inside Flap" on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.
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2 thoughts on “Rip Your Upper Cabinets Out Tonight: 7 Stylish Kitchens with Open Shelving”
I’m a sucker for good looking dishes. This would be so perfect to display those gorgeous dishes in your kitchen. I love this trend but I dont think I’d go all the way as to switch up all my upper cabinets for shelves
I like this trend a lot too – the only way I could do it is if I had a pantry or large cabinet elsewhere to stash other things.