Scandinavian inspired painted white plate rack


8th September 2014

You will often see plate racks in Scandinavian and Provencal homes and I have always loved them as decorative features. So when it came to filling this wall space above a dining table in an Edinburgh apartment, I searched high and low to source the perfect one.


Painted white plate rack designed by Louise Keane of Amalfi White Living. Shown here with red and white transferware and an antique grey and white Swedish platter.

My search proved fruitless so in the end I decided to design a plate rack specifically for the space.

My eternally patient joiner Derek Carnochan (who had previously installed the New England style kitchen on the other side of the room) interpreted my drawing perfectly and the finished plate rack that he made ended up looking like it had always been there.

If you would like further inspiration, I’ve started to gather images of plate racks on a dedicated Pinterest board and if you’d like help to design a plate rack or other bespoke shelving for your own space, I’d love to hear from you.