Published on August 23, 2021

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Mood boards aren’t just aesthetically pleasing—the process will lead you to your final renovation. Because once you’ve pinned, collaged, or posted all your inspiration images and material swatches, you’ll start to notice trends. In some cases, it might be a strong pull toward rift oak cabinetry. Or, if you’re Drew Barrymore, you’ll realize you want epic open shelving. 

The talk show host and interiors aficionado (she just launched her first-ever paint collection with Walmart) offered a peek of her kitchen renovation ideas on Instagram this week—including the “before” photos of the drab brown space in question. While perusing her plans, we couldn’t help but notice she’s gravitating toward floor-to-ceiling built-ins that put every last platter and mixing bowl on display. So we know now which side of the great open shelving debate she falls on. Here are three more ideas pulled from her plans that we hope she brings to life.

 

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Her Touch of Old

Barrymore also clearly favors storage in the form of freestanding cabinets, preferably antique ones with cup drawer pulls. 

Her Paint Color Combo

The swatches the 50 First Dates star is planning on using to revive her blah wood cupboards? Her new Flower hues: Toasted Almond and Palm Leaf Green. 

Her Other Open Approach

In addition to Barrymore’s ultra-accessible shelving solution, it looks like the actor has plans to mount an aged brass hanging rail (similar to DeVol’s popular option). When loaded up with hooks, you can grab spices, scissors, and whisks in a flash. Door fronts who?

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