Kitchen Shelving Update

I had always planned for and have enjoyed the open storage above our coffee bar. Click through for my thought process, reasoning, and installation for a quick, yet impactful update in our kitchen.

Floating shelf

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I landed on a modern wood option that nearly matched our herringbone hardwood floors as a compromise. The style and color wasn’t exactly what I had initially envisioned.


Coffee corner

Finally, last summer I decided it was time to update the coffee corner. I sketched out my idea, Emmett built the shelves with a beautiful swooping ogee edge.

Shelf details

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I opted for polished nickel brackets and gallery rails for a classic traditional look. I also think the vignette feels better balanced, visually.

Shelf paints

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I painted the shelves themselves the same color as the window casing in our kitchen, which is actually a light gray that matches our backsplash tile.

Our coffee bar and corner of the kitchen have been a bright spot for me these past few weeks, and I’m glad I decided to swap the shelving.