A blank, white wall can be intimidating or inspiring. Do you leave it as is and own the emptiness? Do you hang a bunch of prints, or shove a cabinet in front of it? You could do any one of these things, or you could take a note from Adrienne Antonson's Brooklyn apartment and hang a wall of black pots (with a few handy tools thrown in). In addition to being a functional storage solution for her pans, the black and white contrast makes for a great display. As a bonus, Adrienne says the radiator below heats up the pots for her, so they're already toasty warm when she puts them on the stove.
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