Two Shelves to Share What You Love: One For You, One For Your Partner

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

When Erin (of lifestyle blog Apartment 34) and her husband walked into the San Francisco loft apartment they would eventually call home, the kitchen was the standout feature. It’s not hard to understand why when you consider the marble countertops, deep drawers, Viking range, plenty of natural light, and open shelving. But the shelves have an interesting detail about them:

Erin and her husband use them to display a few of their favorite objects, but in a very equitable way: one shelf belongs to Erin, while the other belongs to her husband. In a room that often gets territorial, as home cooks well know, this is a subtle way to share the space. (And keep the peace!)

(Images: Bonnie Tsang for Design*Sponge)