I’m sorry, but I just have to repeat myself here.
Just in case you missed it :-)
My post, How To Decorate Above A Cabinet, the one where I talked about some of the most effective ways to display your stuff way up high, was quite popular.
Ever since that post was published, I’ve been seeing another image or two, an image here and an image there, that so perfectly defines the points I made. So, if course, I just can’t resist adding more thoughts to the topic with a few more examples.
DESIGNER: Baobab Interiors
One point I made was about how adding large scaled objects to the top of a cabinet can visually extend it’s height, giving it a larger presence in the room.
I also talked about how repeating the same type, size and color of an object makes for a less confusing display.
Then I mentioned that if something is going to be placed way up high, it should be large and simple, because small items can get lost, visually, up high.
LEFT - ThIs is a great example of all of those points.
These bird cages look lovely on top of those cabinets. Not only do the cabinets have more prominence and stature in the room as a result of their presence, but the repetition of shape and pattern almost make them seem like an integral part of the cabinet. Wouldn't you agree? They extend the visual height of the piece.
BELOW - Perhaps similar to the image below.
BELOW - is another example of how repetition of shape and color works so well up on top of a cabinet. This is a perfect way to display a large collection.
DESIGNER: Phillip Mitchell
DESIGNER: Aman & Carson
DESIGNER: Robbie Caponetto and Roger Foley
LEFT - Up above the pantry, those sculptural heads are perfect. With a visually busy pantry below, and a spectacular door, we don’t need to be distracted with a lot of contrast. So the white that blends in with the background, and also doesn’t visually dominate things, is perfect. This way they are still able to be displayed nicely en masse.
More is good when displaying a collection you’re passionate about.
RIGHT - I love the display of the cutting boards up on the top of the cabinets here. A beloved collection is arranged in a random repetitive style to create a “frieze” of the warm wood at the top of of the kitchen. With this kitchen in all white and looking rather plain, having that warm wood band at the top adds character and personality. Love it.
Yeah, I just can’t leave something alone when I see a perfect example of something I’ve talked about here on DESIGNED.
Who knows, I may be BACK in a bit with more!
PHOTOGRAPHER: Maree Homer
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