Storage isn’t usually the most stylish part of a kitchen, but Brooke Shields’ home turns that assumption on its head. The actress debuted her dark-hued kitchen on Instagram, and it’s seriously chic. Brooke’s kitchen features matte black cabinets with black marble countertops, a white marble island, and pearlescent tile walls. Above her stove is a long horizontal rack for storing the actress’ spices and condiments.
Brooke’s kitchen decor offers both style and substance, and interior designers are obsessed with it.
“There’s an art to maximizing space without compromising on aesthetics. This shelf does just that—bringing form and function to the vertical arena,” says Artem Kropovinsky, a New York City-based interior designer and founder of Arsight. “Lifting the flow of the kitchen, this A shelf directly above the stove is a game-changer. ‘It’s all about having what you need at your fingertips.’
New York-based Artem Kropovinsky, founder of Arsight, has extensive and significant global design experience over a decade. By prioritizing simplicity, sustainability and authenticity, Artem, together with his team of professionals, works on projects in the United States and around the world.
Jennifer Ebert, digital editor at Houses and gardens ‘When it comes to kitchen storage, utilizing vertical space is key,’ he adds. Especially if you’re working in a small kitchen, this method helps maximize space and keep the room from looking too crowded. Using vertical storage above the stove is especially great because it means everything you need to cook is instantly accessible.’
Jane is the (digital) editor for Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she completed several interior design courses at KLC School of Design, as well as working at Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes, and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.
Beyond pure function, interior designers also like the look of Brooke Shields kitchen shelving. “The gray shelf leans into that chic, urban vibe,” says Artem, “making a subtle statement while being seamlessly linked with different colors. It’s like a visual connector in a space.” He continues: “There’s something undeniably magnetic about a horizontal element that draws the eye.” It’s basic, yet it elevates the space, setting the stage for culinary displays.’
The shelf texture received more admiration from experts. ‘The nuances of the shelf blend beautifully with the other textures around it, whether it’s the grain of the wood or the sheen of the tiles. “It’s all about celebrating contrasts,” says Artem. “My favorite thing about Brooke’s kitchen is the elegant mix of textures,” Jennifer adds. “The combination of the industrial details of the metal shelf with the visible brackets plays beautifully against the sparkling tile on the backsplash. All of this contrasts perfectly with the natural, organic look of her wooden cutting board.”
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