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How to style a top shelf kitchen display

01 November 2015

Sometimes a kitchen’s character comes out the best with the small details. We’ve were shooting this idea about autumn cooking activites and kept finding our eyes drawn to this interesting kitchen shelf display in the background. We loved it so much we asked the stylist Emma to tell us how it’s done. 

A kitchen shelf display is a great way to add to your kitchen’s look without renovating, as well as boost your existing kitchen style. We made this one by working with colour, scenes and framing. A kitchen shelf display is a great way to add to your kitchen’s look without renovating, as well as boost your existing kitchen style. We made this one by working with colour, scenes and framing. A kitchen shelf display is a great way to add to your kitchen’s look without renovating, as well as boost your existing kitchen style. We made this one by working with colour, scenes and framing. A kitchen shelf display is a great way to add to your kitchen’s look without renovating, as well as boost your existing kitchen style. We made this one by working with colour, scenes and framing. A kitchen shelf display is a great way to add to your kitchen’s look without renovating, as well as boost your existing kitchen style. We made this one by working with colour, scenes and framing. A kitchen shelf display is a great way to add to your kitchen’s look without renovating, as well as boost your existing kitchen style. We made this one by working with colour, scenes and framing. A kitchen shelf display is a great way to add to your kitchen’s look without renovating, as well as boost your existing kitchen style. We made this one by working with colour, scenes and framing. A kitchen shelf display is a great way to add to your kitchen’s look without renovating, as well as boost your existing kitchen style. We made this one by working with colour, scenes and framing. A kitchen shelf display is a great way to add to your kitchen’s look without renovating, as well as boost your existing kitchen style. We made this one by working with colour, scenes and framing. A kitchen shelf display is a great way to add to your kitchen’s look without renovating, as well as boost your existing kitchen style. We made this one by working with colour, scenes and framing. A kitchen shelf display is a great way to add to your kitchen’s look without renovating, as well as boost your existing kitchen style. We made this one by working with colour, scenes and framing. A kitchen shelf display is a great way to add to your kitchen’s look without renovating, as well as boost your existing kitchen style. We made this one by working with colour, scenes and framing.
Using a colour scheme helps tie your display together in a nice way. For this one we worked with grey bowl and plates to reflect the materials used in the rest of the kitchen, boosted with some pink glasses for pop. Using a colour scheme helps tie your display together in a nice way. For this one we worked with grey bowl and plates to reflect the materials used in the rest of the kitchen, boosted with some pink glasses for pop. Using a colour scheme helps tie your display together in a nice way. For this one we worked with grey bowl and plates to reflect the materials used in the rest of the kitchen, boosted with some pink glasses for pop. Using a colour scheme helps tie your display together in a nice way. For this one we worked with grey bowl and plates to reflect the materials used in the rest of the kitchen, boosted with some pink glasses for pop. Using a colour scheme helps tie your display together in a nice way. For this one we worked with grey bowl and plates to reflect the materials used in the rest of the kitchen, boosted with some pink glasses for pop. Using a colour scheme helps tie your display together in a nice way. For this one we worked with grey bowl and plates to reflect the materials used in the rest of the kitchen, boosted with some pink glasses for pop. Using a colour scheme helps tie your display together in a nice way. For this one we worked with grey bowl and plates to reflect the materials used in the rest of the kitchen, boosted with some pink glasses for pop. Using a colour scheme helps tie your display together in a nice way. For this one we worked with grey bowl and plates to reflect the materials used in the rest of the kitchen, boosted with some pink glasses for pop. Using a colour scheme helps tie your display together in a nice way. For this one we worked with grey bowl and plates to reflect the materials used in the rest of the kitchen, boosted with some pink glasses for pop. Using a colour scheme helps tie your display together in a nice way. For this one we worked with grey bowl and plates to reflect the materials used in the rest of the kitchen, boosted with some pink glasses for pop. Using a colour scheme helps tie your display together in a nice way. For this one we worked with grey bowl and plates to reflect the materials used in the rest of the kitchen, boosted with some pink glasses for pop. Using a colour scheme helps tie your display together in a nice way. For this one we worked with grey bowl and plates to reflect the materials used in the rest of the kitchen, boosted with some pink glasses for pop.

1. USING A COLOUR SCHEME helps tie your display together in a nice way. For this one Emma worked with shades of grey with wood and metallic touches to reflect the materials used in the rest of the kitchen, boosted with some pink for pop.

Setting your display into scenes helps give variety and it’s also more practical. Here we used 3 scenes - dinnerware close to the stove, glassware and a big vase over the sink, and candles and pictures further away from the active kitchen areas. Setting your display into scenes helps give variety and it’s also more practical. Here we used 3 scenes - dinnerware close to the stove, glassware and a big vase over the sink, and candles and pictures further away from the active kitchen areas. Setting your display into scenes helps give variety and it’s also more practical. Here we used 3 scenes - dinnerware close to the stove, glassware and a big vase over the sink, and candles and pictures further away from the active kitchen areas. Setting your display into scenes helps give variety and it’s also more practical. Here we used 3 scenes - dinnerware close to the stove, glassware and a big vase over the sink, and candles and pictures further away from the active kitchen areas. Setting your display into scenes helps give variety and it’s also more practical. Here we used 3 scenes - dinnerware close to the stove, glassware and a big vase over the sink, and candles and pictures further away from the active kitchen areas. Setting your display into scenes helps give variety and it’s also more practical. Here we used 3 scenes - dinnerware close to the stove, glassware and a big vase over the sink, and candles and pictures further away from the active kitchen areas. Setting your display into scenes helps give variety and it’s also more practical. Here we used 3 scenes - dinnerware close to the stove, glassware and a big vase over the sink, and candles and pictures further away from the active kitchen areas. Setting your display into scenes helps give variety and it’s also more practical. Here we used 3 scenes - dinnerware close to the stove, glassware and a big vase over the sink, and candles and pictures further away from the active kitchen areas. Setting your display into scenes helps give variety and it’s also more practical. Here we used 3 scenes - dinnerware close to the stove, glassware and a big vase over the sink, and candles and pictures further away from the active kitchen areas. Setting your display into scenes helps give variety and it’s also more practical. Here we used 3 scenes - dinnerware close to the stove, glassware and a big vase over the sink, and candles and pictures further away from the active kitchen areas. Setting your display into scenes helps give variety and it’s also more practical. Here we used 3 scenes - dinnerware close to the stove, glassware and a big vase over the sink, and candles and pictures further away from the active kitchen areas. Setting your display into scenes helps give variety and it’s also more practical. Here we used 3 scenes - dinnerware close to the stove, glassware and a big vase over the sink, and candles and pictures further away from the active kitchen areas.

2. SETTING YOUR DISPLAY INTO SCENES helps give variety and it’s also more practical. Here she used 3 scenes - dinnerware close to the stove, glassware and a big vase over the sink, and candles and pictures further away from the active kitchen areas.  

A good way to set a display is by using larger or taller objects at the sides and back then work down towards the middle using smaller or flatter objects in front. A good way to set a display is by using larger or taller objects at the sides and back then work down towards the middle using smaller or flatter objects in front. A good way to set a display is by using larger or taller objects at the sides and back then work down towards the middle using smaller or flatter objects in front. A good way to set a display is by using larger or taller objects at the sides and back then work down towards the middle using smaller or flatter objects in front. A good way to set a display is by using larger or taller objects at the sides and back then work down towards the middle using smaller or flatter objects in front. A good way to set a display is by using larger or taller objects at the sides and back then work down towards the middle using smaller or flatter objects in front. A good way to set a display is by using larger or taller objects at the sides and back then work down towards the middle using smaller or flatter objects in front. A good way to set a display is by using larger or taller objects at the sides and back then work down towards the middle using smaller or flatter objects in front. A good way to set a display is by using larger or taller objects at the sides and back then work down towards the middle using smaller or flatter objects in front. A good way to set a display is by using larger or taller objects at the sides and back then work down towards the middle using smaller or flatter objects in front. A good way to set a display is by using larger or taller objects at the sides and back then work down towards the middle using smaller or flatter objects in front. A good way to set a display is by using larger or taller objects at the sides and back then work down towards the middle using smaller or flatter objects in front.

3. FRAME YOUR SCENES by using larger or taller objects at the sides and back then work down towards the middle using smaller or flatter objects in front. Framing will help give the display a nice height and depth. We love adding props like mirrors, old paintings, balls of string, metallic candlesticks and paper bags to bring a variety of textures to displays.