Reese Witherspoon's 'creative' kitchen storage is as functional as it is stylish – and it's easy to recreate

The actress's kitchenware storage is so much more innovative than simple cabinets – here's why this type of storage is a win-win

Reese Witherspoon
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To cabinet or not to cabinet, that is the question... and Reese Witherspoon says no. Recent videos on the actress's TikTok account reveal that her kitchen is a cabinet-free zone. Instead, Reese opts for a more open-concept choice: kitchen shelves.

Reese's kitchen shelves are home to dozens of expertly chosen pieces of glassware, gray and white plates, and wooden bowls. The highly curated look is a brilliant kitchen idea: it provides functional storage as well as a decorative accent to the actress's space. 


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Interior design experts admire Reese's kitchen storage idea for its functionality. Andra Delmonico, interior designer at Trendey, states: 'Kitchen shelving offers a practical purpose in Reese's space and grabs attention by drawing the eye up. The shelf provides ample room to store dishes, so you can easily access them while cooking or serving.'

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Andra DelMonico

Andra has over 10 years of experience in home improvement including multiple project buildouts, redesigns, and interior decor revamps. Her passion for home design led her to start Trendey, where she has written over 200 articles on home improvement.

On the practicality point, Home Improvement expert and owner of Cherniak Handyman Services, Shlomo Cherniak, adds: 'Reese Witherspoon's shelves take advantage of vertical space, which is often underutilized in kitchen design. This can help to maximize storage capacity in smaller kitchens where space is limited.'

Beyond function, Reese's kitchen without wall cabinets has several aesthetic benefits. First, shelves creates the illusion of dimension. Andra says, 'It helps the room look taller, making it feel bigger and more open. This shelf is a creative design decision that adds style and usefulness to the kitchen.'


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Second, artfully organized kitchen shelves can introduce new design elements to the space. 'The storage shelf can create contrast with the textures and colors in the room. For example, if the kitchen has a minimalist design with clean lines and neutral colors, a bold and vibrant storage shelf can serve as a focal point, adding visual interest and creating a dynamic contrast,' says Shlomo.

Shop the Reese Witherspoon Edit

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to transform your kitchen decor, going no-cabinet might be the one. Since Reese Witherspoon has done it, we think it's only a matter of time before it starts appearing in all of the world's chicest homes.

Sophie Edwards
News Writer

I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus 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 based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.