photo credit: The French Country CottageI love the idea of having open shelving in the bath to store linens and other items for easy access. The monochromatic look here is just gorgeous. The textures of the baskets and flowers add interest and warmth. Subtle elements of the seaside like the lantern, starfish and sand colors make it perfect for a coastal cottage.This is obviously the office of a woman who loves her books. The cabinet stores her rare volumes and treasured keepsakes. Behind the glass doors they are protected from dust and damage. The muted color of the cabinet allows it to blend seamlessly into the background. It is important to note that she didn't forget the top of the cabinet as a decorating element as well. The soft colors of the dried hydrangeas blend well with their library neighbors.
photo credit: Inessa Stewart's Antiques and InteriorsThis massive china cabinet definitely screams look at me, but it is really the pop of color on the blue plates that our eye goes to. The designer has cleverly disguised the fact that the cabinet is so large by adding equally large topiaries on either side and two inviting chairs right in front. They don't distract from the beauty of the cabinet, but they do help in minimizing it's large presence.Grand and ornate or subtle and petite, when it comes to choosing a cabinet for your home, the choices are endless. Look to your home's original architecture to guide you in choosing a perfect match and enjoy!