For those who love the idea of clear glass cabinet doors but don’t think their china, books and objects are ready for their close-ups, a grille can be the answer. The metal mesh material allows for peeks through cabinet doors, which adds depth and interest. At the same time, the metal unites the objects behind it, providing a cohesive look for disparate or not-so-sexy objects, such as herbs in plastic bottles. This easy-to-install element is also an architectural detail that picks up on other finishes in the room and can add a pattern, from a simple grid to elaborate Moroccan geometries.
A fabric lining gives a grille a softer look. For projects like bedrooms, bathrooms, linen cabinets, dressing rooms and hallways, softening a grille with fabric is a sophisticated choice. These bronze grilles are backed by a thin fabric inside the doors.
- Becky Harris, Houzz Contributor