Urban Toile
Go on! Expose Yourself with Open Shelving

Gone are the days of shoving all of your kitchen equipment, supplies and cooking necessities behind closed doors. For about 3 years now, I have seen a growing trend of open shelves, pantries and display cases. With stores like Target, Sur La Table and Crate and Barrel creating sophisticated or fun objects for the kitchen, the every day cook can proudly display their wares and knickknack proudly. 

With this trend we are letting go of the idea that in order to maintain a sense of organization that our stuff needs to be hidden from all who enter our kitchen domain. The opposite is true, now can we easily get access our items necessary to whip up the most delicious dish for our family or guests. 

Whether your style is traditional or modern, open shelving commits to none. Here are some photos of open shelving that caught my eye:  

Via Houzz

Via Houzz

Via Houzz

Via Houzz

Via Houzz

Are you in to the open shelving look? Would you be willing to share with your guests your organized clutter? -AJID