Arch-Front Storage in Colonial Mexican Kitchens

Arch-Front Storage in Colonial Mexican Kitchens

Regina Yunghans
Sep 17, 2010

This is a detail we've noticed is common to many traditional Mexican kitchens: charming arched openings to shelving beneath the countertop. It's a little bit of a decorative touch, a little architectural, and a beautiful way to frame open shelving.

Here are a few examples:

  • Long, low arches filled with ceramics and other vessels.
  • From a commercial kitchen, these tiled openings stow crates of vegetables.
  • Another restaurant kitchen with open arches for storage.
  • A gorgeous kitchen with turquoise tile and a rustic arch for storage in the foreground.

Related: Tip: Creating Well-Edited Open Storage

(Images: Home Away, 365 Mexico, lizpud582 via Webshots, Attic Mag)

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