Within Reach

Appears in the August 2023 issue.

The home's staircase and hidden radiator

Here are four tips from designer Angela Graefenhain for creating open shelving that’s both useful and pretty:

1. Store frequently used items at arm’s length, while reserving higher shelves for decorative or seldom-used items.

2. Keep stacks of dishes only a few deep for an uncluttered appearance.

3. Personalize open shelving by adding artwork or mementos.

4. Use open shelving to create a coffee or drink station for a convenience during a party. Locate the stations away from the refrigerator or kitchen island to disperse guests.


Photo: Marcin Suraj/Snapper Photography