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!!

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  • I wanna be fierce

    Such a beautiful place you have!


  • Star above Parvati

    Lovely and so fresh.


  • Bri

    Too perfect! Beautiful!

  • Joy

    What a beautiful clean modern kitchen.

  • La Petite Olga

    Beautiful kitchen!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • 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!


  • 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

  • Teddy

    Sleek and stylish, like you.


  • 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!

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  • Mariel Villanueva

    What a beautiful kitchen! Love the shelves!

  • Francesca Felix

    all beautiful pieces and great clean looking pics!

  • Rockygirl

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

  • Lily

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


  • bloggybetty

    wow, this is the kind of kitchen I love!

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  • s

    love ;)

  • Carolyn

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

  • Opheeee

    simply beautiful!

  • 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}

  • Rene Braun

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



  • yv

    the glamour den rocks!

  • magdamagda

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


  • Grace Escudero – The Afeminada

    That looks amazing Kelly!


  • Michelle Lee

    love your kitchen :)

  • Gina Michele

    Looks fantastic! I love those shelves!

    ♥ Gina Michele

  • internodiciotto

    they are all just fabulouse!

  • The Fancy Teacup

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

    ♥, Jamie

  • 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…….

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  • Gawgus things…

    You have a wonderful home :)

  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

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


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  • Lucija

    Love your place!


  • Nakia Durant

    Always inspiring!

  • Carmen

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

  • SomeKindOfStyle

    wow, looking brilliant and very chic! xoxo

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  • Lace and Tulle

    Wow Kelly! you have a lovely kitchen!!!

  • Emily

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

  • Copper Etiquette

    You have great taste

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  • Michelle

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

  • 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

  • Macy Young

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


  • Caitie

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


  • Lin and Haily

    So lovely! Im loving that hand. Too cute.

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  • 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

  • Els

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

  • 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!

  • Lou

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

  • 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? :)

  • Leonie

    Your kitchen looks very pretty!

  • Bre

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

  • Maria

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

  • geri hirsch

    your place is BEYOND! can i move in? xx

  • stylecomb

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

  • Isabel G.

    Such a classy kitchen! Love it!


  • 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.

  • Betsy

    The mouse is absolutely precious.

  • Molliee

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

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  • 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.

  • Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

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


  • Monroe Steele

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

    xoxo Monroe

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  • cheryl denise

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

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    Love the stag ceramic dish!

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  • DNA (designers+artists)

    dying for everything in these photos, especially the glasswear.

  • 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!!


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

  • 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 :)

  • Grace

    Beautiful, and so organized!

    xx Grace

  • Chic

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

  • Davina

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

  • 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!!

  • mon sac by me

    Chic design !! !!

  • christina

    The little mouse!!! xxx

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • BespokeRose

    What an incredible kitchen!

  • Achei, Gostei e Comprei

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

    Photos are great!


  • paper doll theory

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

    love, kelly

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  • 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!

  • B a la Moda

    Love every single piece!

    B* a la Moda

  • 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 :/ )

  • Sofia

    gorgeous. your apartment is a total inspiration

  • Nadine

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


  • 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


  • Liz Quach

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


  • Rachel

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

  • a m o u r e t t e

    love the mixed metals

  • Sylvia Wells

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


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  • Angela Mahoney

    So beautiful and elegant…

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