Open shelves, within reach of the dishwasher, are a convenient showcase for colorful dishware. The owners chose a showy brown Rosso Danielle marble for the American Marble & Onyx
counters and had it honed, rather than polished, for a softer look. Using it for the windowsill created a waterproof plant shelf.TOH Pro Advice:
Michael O. Eserts,
architect, Los Angeles, says, "Open shelves for display help personalize a kitchen. Recess them into niches for a clean, built-in look."