Anne - Thinking about your alcoves next to chimney breast
home, interior, grey, simple, living room, alcove shelving, retro furniture
alcoves with floating shelves by Peter Murphy Carpentry, via Flickr
DIY Brass Globe Stilnovo Chandalier, Mid Century modern, Budget Home decor, chandelier, light fixture, how-to and tutorial
Barn wood or rustic shelving with black hardware for extra storage in kitchen. Small kitchens
That would be open shelving, Swedish style. Thin reclaimed wood shelves, black hardware, pendant lights seem invisible and not intrusive, black towel bar with s-hooks hang mugs.
Long wooden planks for open shelving in a South Carolina home by Cortney Bishop Design, as featured in Charleston Magazine (via House of Turquoise).
Gray cabinets & rustic open shelves.. love!!