In the near future, we will be listing our home for sale. Our kitchen is rather unique, in that we have two separate cooking and prep areas, one sized for a man that is 6'4". We are somewhat minimalist and will be keeping that feel for staging. Right now, there is a set of floating shelves on each side of our range, that has never looked quite like I would like and now has items with sentimental value (belonged to our mothers - chickens, silver tray) that will be packed away. I am looking for suggestions for items to put on these shelves that will look good to people who will be touring our home.
Just so you know, the island that has the table cloth over it is now a butcher block top left unfinished (oiled). We are considering having it sanded, stained and sealed to more nearly match our cherry cabinets. The rest of the kitchen has granite countertops. I can post more photos of the entire kitchen if helpful. The kitchen is literally the center of our main floor, open to the great room (common area). More private areas are behind the kitchen - library, our offices. The room gets a lot of western light, and there is a view of canyon and valley for miles around. Home is craftsman lodge eclectic overall - with some Asian touches in master suite.