I do love my little pantry in my strawbale house. One side of the pantry houses a purely utilitarian Bunnings bought light industrial shelving unit. Nothing fancy about it at all. It houses alot and it does it well. I have no plans of replacing it any time soon.
On the other side there is a gorgeous scrolly wrought iron shelving unit that I acquired from eBay via a florist shop that had closed down. It really is lovely and it suits our haphazard interior design. It stores heaps of my oft-used cooking utensils and cookware that is within easy reach and not stashed away in the back of a dark cupboard.
I must admit that it really is a complete waste of vertical shelving space.....BUT IT IS SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!