Lately I've found myself admiring this lovely spot above our fridge.
When we remodeled our kitchen I knew I wanted both open and closed shelving throughout the kitchen--and I knew I wanted some above my fridge. But when all was said and done, I was stumped on what to fill it with.
Finally, I just decided to give up on the idea "decorating" the spot and bit by bit filled it with everyday items that we already owned. So now I've got my all-purpose flour, old-fashioned oats, glass water bottles (from IKEA, you must get these as I love them!), a variety of cake stands, quazi-gravy boats and random dishes.
Somehow they all fit together perfectly and voila...it's a functional, decorated space. And I love it. It's so clean, crisp and useful. One of my biggest philosophies for decorating our home is making sure everything we purchase has a purpose or personal connection. I have the hardest time buying decorations for decorations sake...
So there you have it. My functional over-the-fridge storage space. :)