NEW! kitchen shelves

11th July, 2011
One thing i’ve always disliked about my kitchen is its lack of sufficient storage options. it does, however, have a random, empty expanse of wall at the end of the counter ~ and it finally occurred to me to make some use of this space (it previously hosted a lovely, but unhelpful photograph, as seen here). enter in these great lucite shelves from the container store!!
I’m also pretty excited about these brand-new but vintage-looking water glasses. i think they were made for my place.
the vintage spice canisters came from ebay (i found similar sets for you HERE, HERE, and HERE). i put little white labels on the bottom of each of them (which i can easily see through the shelves!), so i know what’s inside.

the antique tumblers are part of my dorothy thorpe collection. i’ve loved her work for such a long time. the porcelain and milkglass bud vases (seen in the top photo) are collected from local thrift shops.

the vintage aluminum and lucite ice bucket (perched on a glass pie plate, above) holds packets of tea, of which i drink far too much!!
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01044689983470075482 I wanna be fierce

    Such a beautiful place you have!

    Shakiyla

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07173898550284109264 Star above Parvati

    Lovely and so fresh.

    Libby:-)

    staraboveparvati.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04783823686564686418 Bri

    Too perfect! Beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09749027762662012409 Joy

    What a beautiful clean modern kitchen.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    Beautiful kitchen!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13019569941744264970 gold N turquoise

    wow; your kitchen looks FANTASTIC. i am going to have to follow your rules of limiting your decor to certain colors. it makes the gold accents really pop.

    the vintage-looking glasses are on sale! eep!

    jenny
    http://goldnturquoise.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09159219070315914684 Melanie

    Such a beautiful place! I always love when you post photos of it–I can imagine furnishing my future apartment similarly (when I ditch the slobby roommates). I just adore that it's modern in such a liveable, non-museum way.

    xx, Melanie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15535380057546448424 Teddy

    Sleek and stylish, like you.

    -
    ofautonomy.blogspot.com

  • http://www.sewchique.com Ingrid

    Super motivating to see such a beautiful home. You should totally experiment with this spray that turns glass into mirrors…like the finish on your cups!

    Ingrid
    Visit me: http://www.sewchique.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14876642970706930637 Mariel Villanueva

    What a beautiful kitchen! Love the shelves!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17294153223637475104 Francesca Felix

    all beautiful pieces and great clean looking pics!
    francesca

  • http://www.rockygirl.fr Rockygirl

    Elegant and styly !
    Does your flat always look as tidy ? if yes, I just say waooooh…

    http://www.rockygirl.fr

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12167213309697759280 Lily

    The shelves look amazing…perfect in that space. And the silver glasses are stunning !!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

  • http://bloggybetty.wordpress.com/ bloggybetty

    wow, this is the kind of kitchen I love!

    Bloggy Betty ♥♥♥

  • http://magmoiselle.fr s

    Wonderfuuuuul
    love ;)

    http://magmoiselle.fr

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04309339995915196364 Carolyn

    your place has so much individuality and character! i love how your creative vision is so distinct

  • Opheeee

    simply beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06194815834035143031 Katie

    looks lovely! great idea having labels on the bottom of your spice jars! every time i cook, i rue the fact that i have to drag a chair from the front room so i can read what spices are on my top shelf :)

    Katie x
    {Glass of Fashion}

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08231302947805372698 Rene Braun

    Amazing!!! Last photo is my favorite! I think I will adopt some of your ideas for my kitchen as well :))

    http://WWW.RENEBRAUN.COM

    Kisses!

  • http://www.prettydaffodils.blogspot.com yv

    the glamour den rocks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10388055543246089331 magdamagda

    they look really nice! The lil mousie is so adorable!

    Magda
    http://magdamagdadesignstudio.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12767525819187192080 Grace Escudero – The Afeminada

    That looks amazing Kelly!

    -Grace

    http://www.theafeminada.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee

    love your kitchen :)

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15376356878120105071 Gina Michele

    Looks fantastic! I love those shelves!

    ♥ Gina Michele
    CrochetClouds

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00325841470229145960 internodiciotto

    they are all just fabulouse!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    Your kitchen is pretty much heaven. Wall shelves make such pretty storage decor, and totally smitten with the vases.

    ♥, Jamie
    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05882333911932324281 blue roses

    your kitchen is an odd amalgamation of being completely sterile and utterly welcoming. i love all the clean, clear lucite, and especially love your ice bucket perched on a cake plate idea. having your flatware on display in glasses is also pretty great. and i am completely envious of the dorothy thorpe pieces…….

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01833953291419734182 KimChicSisters
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05665923494721652626 Gawgus things…

    You have a wonderful home :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03238589979626981020 Neris / Fashion Fractions

    WOW, I love your place! Everything looks so amazing!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03247356193403685440 Lucija

    Love your place!

    XO,
    Lucija

    withlovelucija.blogspot.com

  • https://profiles.google.com/113771921060285938315 Nakia Durant

    Always inspiring!

  • Carmen

    I love your apartment, it's so beautiful and inspiring!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00240900121653816606 SomeKindOfStyle

    wow, looking brilliant and very chic! xoxo

    Have you checked out my Giveaway?

    http://some-kind-of-style.blogspot.com/2011/07/win-vintage-original-jewellery-by-vanya.html

    xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15784130387081540515 Lace and Tulle

    Wow Kelly! you have a lovely kitchen!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09388658037146618818 Emily

    Your space is seriously so stunning! The container store is always good for something!

    http://www.mywordsinterestslife.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10731480551178991637 Copper Etiquette

    You have great taste

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00432295534005605917 Michelle

    your kitchen is gorgeous! i love all the little details, it really makes it!

    http://michmashlove.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14381509823239729799 Samantha

    Kelly –

    Thanks so much for that inspiring post!! Your kitchen looks LOVELY!!! I just got those glasses too! (I've been on the hunt to replace all of my DH's free beer glasses with something a little more stylish.) Love how you arranged everything!

    xo, sam

    http://styleofsam.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00740168892558201167 Macy Young

    The whole set up looks fabulous! What a great idea! I love your kitchen.

    xo,
    http://toastsandspills.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04750934444442772717 Caitie

    wow, I am obsessing over your updated kitchen… goes perfectly with your overall look in your place… nice!!!

    xxx
    http://www.ladyalamode.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10688531756958146639 Lin and Haily

    So lovely! Im loving that hand. Too cute.

    Hazel Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18234429821917572004 Diana

    i love that you're continuously changing up your space! its always evolving into something even more gorgeous than before…if that is at all possible!! xo

    http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04044434131772628264 Els

    Very clean and fresh look. I love the little mouse!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15104770761475338426 Passion4Fashion

    I have been a reader (stalker) for years now and I love your blog. I saw you on Nate Burkus and I loved what you did for Kat?. It was great!
    I have been a lax blogger myself lately but I hope to get back into it when my lil one gets older.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15588686321856705154 Lou

    Oh this looks so good, and compared to before it looks so much lighter. Good work.

    http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com

  • http://www.joellevandyne.com joelle van dyne

    i adore your kitchen so much! it is so bright and glamorous. it's a great idea to display those glasses out in the open- plus they're more accessible there.

    i'm moving this week- want to be my decorator? :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10312408733555420268 Leonie

    Your kitchen looks very pretty!

    http://thesignaturebow.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08438987019714224443 Bre

    Absolutely gorgeous! Modern and decidedly feminine. A great storage solution, thanks for sharing!

    brebeauty.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09795264302503560467 Maria

    OMG, Gorgeous kitchen!!! Thank you for the links.

    http://mysenseofstyle.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10457447047664627977 geri hirsch

    your place is BEYOND! can i move in? xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12949889696529291398 stylecomb

    I love what you did with the shelves! It always fun to have more three dimensional pieces on the walls.

    http://www.stylecomb.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06685871263206876813 Isabel G.

    Such a classy kitchen! Love it!

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04909763030979798414 Coco

    it's so glam, i love it! can't wait until i'm done with my sublet so i can decorate the way i want.

  • http://www.suspironews.blogspot.com Betsy

    The mouse is absolutely precious.

    http://www.suspironews.blogspot.com

  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    I have major house envy every time I see yours!!

    http://mstwirlyskirts.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11877905441050609375 FashionFreak/Mihaela
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00240926382933535058 Morgan DeLapa

    Oh my god your apartment is amazing. I try to hard to make my apartment look like that but it always fails! I guess you just have a fashionable eye for all things in life not just clothing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15703406280614408171 Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    I'm redoing our kitchen next month and Love those shelves!

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04925982219825479559 Monroe Steele

    stunning…i would cook something fierce in that kitchen and leave it all messed up..lol

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01626889895310314915 cheryl denise

    love how you styled the platter in your last photo – well done!!

    cheryl
    a peek of chic

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10988755304847888074 Erin Baskin

    Love the stag ceramic dish!

    Don't forget to enter my jewelry giveaway!

    http://www.ashesoflaughter.com/2011/07/jewelry-giveaway.html

    xx,

    Erin

    http://www.ashesoflaughter.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14069400289454012514 DNA (designers+artists)

    dying for everything in these photos, especially the glasswear.

    http://www.designers-artists.com

  • https://profiles.google.com/109937789588704266042 Lynnette Lai

    Wow! What a stunning kitchen! I love the use of minimal colour and allowing the carefully thought out accents to pop! :) You are my fashion and decor inspiration!!

    http://onthetwelfthnight.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    you seriously have such an eye! love your apartment posts, great inspiration for me!

    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

  • http://blogs.fashionclub.com FIDM Fashion Club

    I do love the kitchen shelves! They are so modern and I am into anything that is modern! The spice holder are also very vintage which I LOVE :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03705476141906955403 Grace

    Beautiful, and so organized!

    xx Grace
    Dream-Boating

  • http://thechicinchicago.tumblr.com/ Chic

    I love your design style, I am beyond envious at the glamour.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14204145287891320953 Davina

    you have fabulous taste! i love what you've done to your apartment..now come over and help me re-vamp my house! :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12692391820521018259 Emy

    Your kitchen looks amazing!! I've said it before if there's a girl out there that can decorate it's you! If the jewelry ever gets boring, start designing there hon!!
    xx
    Emy

    http://emykoster.com/

  • http://monsacbyme.com mon sac by me

    Chic design !! !!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14865093265184982963 christina

    The little mouse!!! xxx
    http://reallyliteral.blogspot.com/

  • http://stylesaveur.blogspot.com Neahle Ize`

    I love the update to your kitchen! I wish I had a similar space in my kitchen to do the same, however I am cursed with a plethora of cabinets. Oh the horror ;)

    This does give me a great idea for the island in my kitchen and the makeshift bar I've crafted from a West Elm bookcase (love the tray with the cocktail shakers and flowers.) I have the basics down, but I'm always looking for resources on modern yet feminine decor.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04591980108032376638 JennaBrooke

    this is my dream kitchen. I love love love everything about it. The use of white, silver, and glass is so modern, sleek, and luxurious. I'm totally inspired…

    http://justsomethingspecial.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00380620298898601965 BespokeRose

    What an incredible kitchen!

    http://bespokerose.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03453420956651759822 Achei, Gostei e Comprei

    What a lovelly home.
    Love the vintage touch playing with the modern aspects.

    Photos are great!

    Marcela
    http://www.acheiecomprei.com

  • http://www.paperdolltheory.com paper doll theory

    you have such a good eye for interiors!! i am in love with it all!!

    love, kelly
    http://www.paperdolltheory.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06671819365957370941 Danielle | Things She Made

    You've got a stunning pad! Love your taste.
    Following you now – follow back if you'd like :)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13340220316930238633 Hillary

    I love how sleek everything looks on your new shelves, and I think your usage of vintage spice canisters is so cool. Putting labels on the bottoms when you have glass shelves is clever!

    http://thoreausdaughter.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11860421349302809105 B a la Moda

    Love every single piece!

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06297264045237657546 The Fashionable ESQ

    Are you joking with how amazing this kitchen looks? Where is that cute little mouse from? I want him! I have the same shelves in my bathroom (which does not look nearly as awesome as your kitchen :/ )

    http://www.theFashionableESQ.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12024433132639497570 Sofia

    gorgeous. your apartment is a total inspiration

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06608349350102547447 Nadine

    Brilliant, beautiful, and inspiring! I love new ways to organize. The silverware setup is genius!

    xxoo,

    imwithbeautiful.blogspot.com

  • SuzieR

    Oh Kelly, this is so beautiful. I have never seen such a chic little kitchen. Thanks so much for your inspiring blog it really brightens my day.

    46yr old mum, lover of fashion/style

    xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15581542421128143907 Liz Quach

    This is so inspiring! You've motivated me to finally get to redecorating my room! Can't wait to get home now!

    justQUACHit

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04762138211841570483 Rachel

    I love it! You need to come decorate my home, please.

    http://www.raesstylefile.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10535874853254212841 a m o u r e t t e

    love the mixed metals

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VH5DTMZXHL76RAHWHJSQKAHMMM Sylvia Wells

    Your blog is well done and I enjoyed reading this post.

    Rivet
    Shelving

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  • Angela Mahoney

    So beautiful and elegant…

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