Mmmmm, check out this lovely display of vintage treasures in the studio of designer Lynsey Walters – these are her ‘collecting shelves’:

collecting shelf test

If your own shelves aren’t as gorgeous as hers yet, you can buy a limited edition, signed print of this photo from her website. I’m a huge fan of open shelves…especially in kitchens. Yeah, they get dusty. But you get to admire your most beautiful things every day, and you can constantly rearrange and adapt the display if you get bored – great for a neurotic stylist who can’t stop ‘playing house’ like me!

open shelves

I’ve been drooling over blogger Yvonne Eijkenduijn’s open kitchen shelves over at Yvestown today, too. White shelving always makes colourful accessories look so fresh and pretty. – Ellie