Warming up to open cabinets

Smash - Season 1, Episode 9

Smash - Season 1, Episode 9

This kitchen is in a struggling-bohemian-bro-pad on the television show Smash.  Even though it is a curated wreck, I still find is charming.  I think the reasons it pulls it off, even though it is a houseware bramble, is the lack of branded logos (because showing that on tv is a nightmare).

I always thought that the only way open cabinets could work is if they were functionally useless or if the kitchen owner was a neat-freak.  Drew Barymore's Flower Films kitchen is an example of the neat-freak scenario.   It's immaculate and everything has a little basket or bin.  Bla bla bla yes I know that this picture is styled.

Kitchen at Flower Films

Kitchen at Flower Films

Even though these thee kitchens are more colorful, they are just as styled.  I am a pretty Type-A about kitchen disorganization, so I think I could live like this, but be honest with yourself.  Could you keep this up?  Could you make anything other than cereal and milk in these kitchens?  

But then I found this image on Southern Living , and it made me feel like real people could have open cabinets and they be both functional and lovely to behold.  True, they are still keeping their logos to a minimum, and this room is clearly styled, but it gives me hope.  

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