(Image credit: Smitten Studio)

Open shelving: love it or hate it? We asked, and you answered — and a lot of you really hate open shelving. Others really love it, and most fall in between, in the "open shelving is beautiful, but I'd really love a few cabinets to hide the ugly dishes in" camp. So we've gathered some inspiration for all your happy medium-ers: a whole bunch of beautiful kitchens that combine open shelving and closed upper cabinets, beautifully.

Above: Open shelving and cabinets mix it up in a small kitchen. Cabinets over the range hood mean no need for an expensive free-floating one. Smitten Studio via A Cup of Jo.

To see even more kitchen inspiration, click the slideshow below.

What do you think? Would you do this in your kitchen?