I looked at cabinets at a kitchen store when we were building 10 years ago, and I fell in love with the scattered bumped out look.
The corner cabinets are larger and stick out farther than the others. I loved the idea of decorating the tops. It's harder than I thought though. One reason is with the crown molding added and not so high ceilings, I don't have as much room as I would like.
Everything needs to be put on a box so it can be seen above the crown molding and some things I'd love to put on top just won't fit.
I'm still happy over all with the look. Can you believe it's been 10 years and I still don't have hardware? I never cared for the hardware that came with the cabinets and always thought I'd either spray paint it or purchase something else but never did...yet.
A little faux greenery with the hopes of spring coming soon.
This is above the desk in the breakfast room. The cabinet is hung lower so it has more space up above. This picture wouldn't fit above the kitchen cabinets.
Do you have open space above your cabinets and if so, what do you like to display?