In the last three apartments we've lived in here in San Francisco, some manifestation of open shelving has been required in the kitchen to accommodate all of our things. It has been a constant project to keep these shelves looking neat and pretty, while maintaining efficiency! Here are some inspiring images of just those kinds of shelves.
In the smallest homes we've lived in, open shelving has been the most necessary. It can be a challenge to prevent open shelving from looking cluttered and messy. SFGirlByBay is currently in the inspiration stage of adding just this kind of shelving to her home.
Wishing to add shelves above a beautiful vintage stove, she's gathered quite a few inspiring images of other people's successful shelf appointments. We've included our three favorites, but it's worth taking a look at the rest of them for some motivating images of organized shelving.
(Images: via SFGirlByBay)