January 26, 2011

open bar

How lovely is this bar in an antique cabinet?

Stylist Camille Soulayrol

It's not unusual to see a cabinet like this built out as a bar, but it is unusual to see one with no doors. I love that! And I would love to find a similar vintage piece and repurpose it as done here into a bar or some sort of kitchen storage. Then I saw this stunner on Erin's blog.

This is Zoe from Urban Home. She would so be happy at home in my kitchen, I just know it. I'd outfit her as an open china cabinet with stacked dishes, rows of glasses, neatly folded table linens, and a few baskets thrown in for storing smaller items.

So I am still definitely obsessed with open kitchen storage. And you? Love or hate? I will share more inspiration in tomorrow's post.


Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I tend to like to hide things, but I'm kind of liking this look for a casual, relaxed kitchen.

Rene said...

I do love it Casey and I think it would be the perfect addition to your beautiful kitchen. Love those rustic wooden crates in the first image.


Fran said...

I love the look and wish we would've considered it for our kitchen. My friend has a v. similar piece (from Urban Home) that she got at an auction and uses it in her daughter's play room to house toys, books, etc. That piece is stunning!

Melissa at HOUSEography said...

A great way to repurpose a TV armoire that most of us have lying around. Would much rather have a drink at the ready than a TV!

Anonymous said...

Oooh Zoe is beautiful! Open kitchen shelving is really growing on me, but I just hate dusting so much (and never do it) that I fear it would become a health violation in my own home!

Ms. Bake-it said...

I like the look. I plan on incorporating it when I finally remodel my kitchen. Not all cabinets will be open but probably about half of them.

~ Tracy

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

i love zoe so.

Rene said...

I have a little something for you today.


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