Brooke Shields' clever kitchen storage is a 'game changer' according to experts, here's why

The actress's shelving is both convenient and beautiful

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Storage isn't usually the chicest part of a kitchen, but Brooke Shields's home turns this assumption on its head. The actress debuted her darkly colored kitchen on Instagram, and it's so stylish. Brooke's kitchen features matte black cabinets with black marble countertops, a white marble island, and pearlescent tiled walls. Above her stove, a long, horizontal shelf stores the actress's spices and seasonings.

Brooke's kitchen decor offers both style and substance, and interior designers are obsessed.

'There's an art to maximizing space without compromising on aesthetics. This shelf is doing exactly that - bringing form and function to the vertical arena,' says Artem Kropovinsky, NYC-based interior designer and founder of Arsight. He continues, 'Elevating the kitchen's flow, that shelf right over the stove is a game-changer. It's all about bringing what you need right within reach.'

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Artem Kropovinsky

Based in New York, Artem Kropovinsky, founder of Arsight, has a decade of extensive and considerable global design experience. Prioritizing minimalism, sustainability, and authenticity, Artem, alongside his team of professionals, works on projects in the US and worldwide.

Jennifer Ebert, Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens adds, 'When it comes to kitchen storage, using vertical space is key. Especially if you are working in a small kitchen this method helps to maximize space and keep the room from looking too cluttered. Using vertical storage above the stove is especially brilliant because it means that everything you need for cooking is instantly accessible.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

Far from pure function, interior designers also admire the look of Brooke Shields's kitchen shelving. Artem says, 'Leaning into that urban-chic vibe, the grey shelf makes a subtle statement while seamlessly tying in various tones. It's like a visual conductor in the space.' He continues, 'There's something undeniably magnetic about a horizontal element that draws the eye. It's grounding, and yet it elevates the space, setting the stage for culinary performances.'

The texture of the shelf gained further admiration from the experts. 'The nuances of the shelf play so beautifully with other textures around, be it the rawness of wood or the sheen of tiles. It's all about celebrating contrasts,' says Artem. Jennifer adds, 'My favorite thing about Brooke's kitchen is the chic combination of textures. The mix of industrial detail from the metal shelf with visible brackets plays beautifully off the shimmering tiles on her backsplash. All of this contrasts perfectly with the natural and organic form of her wooden cutting board.

Spicing up your stove backsplash with a stylishly designed shelf has never been easier. It turns everyday items into an aesthetically pleasing display, and practically it makes a lot of sense too.

News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.