Open Kitchen Shelving - Yay or Nay?!

How do you feel about exposed kitchen shelving? The practical, neat freak side of me thinks: DUST COLLECTOR! Yet the creative artsy side loves the idea of displaying your favorite kitchen dishes and art work. Closed cabinetry is practical for those who are untidy or prefer a contemporary design where everything is hidden and less is more. However, I like the idea of how designer Chris Barrett tastly displayed her beloved dishes, antique painting and even added a pop of color through florals & fresh fruit! It added personailty and charm. A kitchen is meant to be the heart of the home, where people always end up hanging out during family gatherings and dinner parties. So why not create a more relaxed environment where your guests don’t have to ask, “Where are your water glasses?”, but rather help themselves! What are your thoughts? Yay or Nay?

Source: HouseBeautiful

Designer: Chris Barrett