Open shelving has been all the rage in kitchen design for quite some time now. To the point of them being ubiquitous. Almost required. Yes, I have them in my kitchen. But there’s a fresh, sophisticated and really really good looking storage solution cropping up in modern kitchens and I’m smitten. And kinda wishing I could have a design do over.

I give you enclosed glass shelving – my latest Idea to Steal.

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Enclosed glass shelving is a beautiful, tailored way to both store and display some of your kitchen pretties. While I know it can be really hard to keep a kitchen neat and tidy, putting a number of your items on display certainly offers an added incentive. While you can simply create a typical cabinet out of glass like the image above (I’m particularly into using a different material like black steel), but I’m really feeling the look of recessed cabinets like the images below.

Glass fronted cabinetry also offers a great incentive to unearth beautifully designed kitchen tools, ceramics, glassware and serveware. An added bonus in my book.

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Enclosed transparent shelving also offers the opportunity to create a moment of contrast, texture and lovely visual interest in your space. Final added bonus – when you enclose your kitchen pretties in closed shelving you stave of the dreaded layer of dust that assaults open shelves. While my kitchen design is long been complete, I’m already plotting how I might do the next.

What do you think? Are you feeling this look?

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  1. These are absolutely gorgeous and I want them all over my life.