O’C Kitchen by Aimée O’Carroll of goCstudio kitchen sink and shelving.

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Keeping the open shelving served a cost-saving benefit and offered an unexpected design opportunity. "I love that objects placed within the shelving provide additional pops of color and interest," says Aimée. "It's also a nice complement to the closed storage on the opposite side."