It seems to be the eternal decorating quandary…what to put above the kitchen cabinets. Let me just say from the outset that I do not have the answers, and of course, it is a personal choice, so there’s really no right or wrong. But this is my blog, so I can show you what I personally like and don’t like.
This one is a no-brainer. Empty alcohol bottles and a box fan just don’t work.
I’m not a fan of the silk plants, either.
You may not agree, but I think this one is just too much. Many of the pieces individually are nice, but all together, it’s too theme-y. I’d be more inclined to just use a grouping or two of the red pottery. (Plus, it’s got fake plants.)
I think plates are always a good choice, and something you can do even if you have soffit above your cabinets, as in this photo.
I think this one is from Country Living
To me, this is basket overload.
A collection works well, but I still prefer to keep it simple. I love these bowls, and although they work well with the dishes on the shelves, I think they would look good even if the cupboards had doors.
This is gor-gee-ous! It makes me think I need to start collecting silver pitchers to go with my white dishes. I think limiting it to white and silver keeps the feel clean, even though there are quite a few pieces and it might not be considered “simple”.
So, what’s above my cabinets? Until I started looking at all these photos, I was pretty satisfied with my white soup tureens, although I knew I still needed to tweak the layout and find one or two more.
Now I’m kind of embarrassed to admit I thought it looked good! I still like the tureens, but now I’m thinking I want it to look more like that last House Beautiful photo. I guess I’ll have to go thrift shopping for white platters and silver pitchers. Rats! You know how much I hate thrift shopping!