Can we talk about glass cabinets for a moment because I found some online that I have to share with you. I have two glass “Vitrines” but I’m thinking to sell one because the glass goes only halfway up with the bottom being solid wood. I’m thinking to swap it out for one with only glass like these from Lindebjerg Design in Denmark. My favorites are below shown in gray and the other is a shorter version in black for mounting to a wall. I would love to have a mountable glass vitrine like that in black (or white) for my kitchen wall, wouldn’t you? It would be gorgeous to display tea cups, tea tins, and spices inside, wouldn’t it?
These would be equally stunning in a bathroom with a clawfoot tub and a black and white tile floor or old wooden floors aged beautifully OR maybe even white or black penny tiles. Isn’t it fun to dream about the perfect bathroom? I could get lost in bathroom design. I want to ultimately own a home so I can make my interior dreams see the light of day but for now, I have to work with what I have in my rental apartment and that usually means buying what can be removed easily upon moving. So, back to cabinets!
Don’t you just love these cabinets though? I know they are very classic but they fit in a range of interiors whether you are into country, retro, modern, farmhouse, boho, or anything really – they are as versatile as jeans or a white t-shirt. I also like that they keep cherished possessions away from little fingers, animal hair, dust and curious vistors who may be tempted to touch what you may not really want them to handle due to expense, delicacy or simply how special they are. Some designers swear that we shouldn’t care about this – that we don’t live in a museum – and while I agree I do think precious and sentimental things need a spot, especially if you don’t want to hide them away – a cabinet in glass works great. If you have objects from Jonathan Adler, West Elm or Target on your shelf, you may not feel a need to overly protect them because they’re meant to be enjoyed and handled since they are not considered rare or precious. My husband collects rare and collectible books, delicate hand-painted boxes and other special one-of-a-kind collectibles from all over the world that date back a few centuries and those go into our glass cabinet from France. It’s nice to have a few corners in our home that feel extra special, why not?
Aren’t these gorgeous? Would you like something like this in your home and if so, what would you display inside?
(images: Lindebjerg Design)