Gordon Ramsay's spent a significant portion of his life in kitchens, whether its in his Michelin Star-awarded, eponymous restaurants or as a host of Hell's Kitchen. While these massive spaces are filled with stainless steel appliances and cold stone counters, his own kitchen goes classic with black & white accents, complemented by one of our favorite features.
In a video for his popular YouTube series, Ramsay in 10, the superstar chef shows off his revealing, glass-fronted cabinets.
Glass kitchen cabinets are a beloved design choice for their ability to display dishware, rather than have sets hidden behind painted doors. Gordon's store delicate wine glasses, porcelain mugs, and ceramic cereal bowls, amongst other fine dining accessories, but the transparent enclosure is an invitation to show off any sentimental kitchen goods.
'Glass-fronted cabinets have seen a rise in popularity recently as the Modern Farmhouse trend has taken over,' explains Homes & Gardens' digital editor, Jennifer Ebert. 'It's a practical and clever way to store kitchen items that you want guests to see.'
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.
Glass cabinets are also texturally dainty, adding new dimensions to a space that typically features predominantly matte and chunky storage.
'There's lots of potential to modify glass cabinets to a preferred texture. Plain glass is simple and sophisticated, while fluted glass gives off a nostalgic feel that fits in really well with the Modern Farmhouse trend.'
The vintage vibes that glass cabinets give off are actually in line with one of the year's biggest kitchen trends: Modern Nostalgia.
'We predict that the trend of "modern nostalgia" or vintage styling is going to reshape kitchens in 2024, with a noticeable shift towards incorporating statement pieces such as overhead lighting, décor, or artwork that blends old-world charm with contemporary functionality,' says Paul Jenkinson, Founder and Managing Director of prominent kitchen brand, LochAnna Kitchens. 'This design style reflects a departure from the purely practical and sleek, favouring the integration of standalone pieces that further mirror individual tastes.
Paul Jenkinson is the founder and managing director of LochAnna Kitchens – a manufacturer that specializes in a range of styles. They specialize in modern and European looks, working with the highest quality lacquered Italian painted timbers from the UK.
There's no time like the present to tap into this past-looking trend. Below, find some delightful dishware to store in glass cabinetry.
These blue and brown glazed plates beg to be shown off beyond mealtime.
A trusty morning companion, these porcelain cereal bowls are surefire dishware.
A bestseller, this oversized wine glass holds up to 31 ounces.
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Hannah is Homes & Gardens’ News Editor, with a focus on celebrity style and entertainment content. She got her start in media as a digital editorial assistant at ELLE Canada, and has since written about lifestyle and culture for publications such as Nylon and i-D.
Her love of film is rivalled only by one with a great soundtrack, and she hopes to someday decorate a Nancy Meyers-worthy kitchen.
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