One of my favorite things about design is that often times a challenging, awkward space can yield the most fascinating feature that becomes a focal point and a topic of conversation.
I think most people would shudder at the thought of placing cabinetry or shelves in front of a window. When done right, it can be absolutely beautiful!
Michelle R. Smith
The brass finials on this etegere are everything!
Wells Hill Residence by M House
Placement is key. Shelving should align with mullions to naturally divide the window.
Shelving should be the same color as the rest of the cabinetry. Here, white and turquoise objects on the shelves blend beautifully.
4 Architecture | Designer Amy Lau
These shelves follow the proportions of the window million for a balanced appearance.
Image by Jessica Dailey for Inhabitat.com
Is there any place more perfect for an herb garden?!
Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC
This works because the cabinetry mimicks the windows exactly for a seemless look.
Again, the cabinetry mimicks the windows perfectly.
Glass shelves help to keep the look airy and light.
Mark Reilly Architecture
Placing glassware in front of the windows and white bowls in front of the wall makes these shelves blend into the space without feeling obtrusive.
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