When Jack Antonoff posted a photo of his friend and collaborator Taylor Swift in his kitchen, fans were quick to analyze everything in the space. From the Le Creuset kettle to the Nespresso Pixie coffee maker, online discourse bloomed about each appliance and piece of cookware.
However, as avid kitchen connoisseurs, the first thing that we noticed in the famed Taylor Swift-Jack Antonoff kitchen photo was the innovative overhead storage. Behind Taylor, in place of cabinets, Jack has open shelves on either side of the stove.
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Interior design experts say that Jack's no-cabinet kitchen decor has important benefits for style and function. 'First of all,' says NYC-based interior designer and founder of Arsight, Artem Kropovinky, 'The kitchen cabinet idea of using shelves around the stove simplifies cooking. The kitchen is made visually functional and efficient as essential equipment is placed where it is easily reachable.'
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.
Aside from the convenience, this kind of kitchen storage makes Jack Antonoff's kitchen more beautiful. Artem states, 'Opening up upper kitchen shelves allows your gorgeous dishes to function as decorative pieces. Kitchen shelving is more than pure storage for functional items. It is suitable for showing elegant dinner crockery as well as unusual culinary implements.
Jennifer Ebert, digital editor at Homes & Gardens says, 'Behind Taylor Swift, the open shelving gives us a view of Jack's beautiful copper pots and stylish splatterware dishes. These dishes make the kitchen feel warm and homey.'
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.
Furthermore, experts say that open shelves will become a kitchen trend going forward. Artem told H&G, 'Kitchen open shelving will continue increasing its popularity in 2024. The concept falls in line with the modern trend towards personalized, functional spaces.'
This user friendly classic espresso machine makes delicious coffee with the touch of a button.
This vibrantly colored, lightweight tea kettle quickly brings water to a boil and acts as decor when not in use.
If you are planning a kitchen remodel, consider if open shelves over the stove might be an effective alternative to cabinets in your home. After all, Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift swear by this storage method.
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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.
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