I’ve been seeing more bookshelves surrounding doorways and really like how it can make a small space feel really cozy and intimate. It’s perfect for a room like the library above.
Or, if you’re short on space, extending the shelves to the ceiling and using the area above doorways (which is usually empty) is a great use of space.
I love the feel of this space! It looks like just a pass through area but with clever shelving, transformed into a great place to hang out.
(Photos: 1.Architectural Digest 2.Hus o Hem 3.Atovakka 4,5.via Pinterest as linked 6.via Bookshelf Porn)
Hi, everyone, how was your weekend? Mine was so much fun beginning with our fantastic party at Huff Harrington Home on Friday night! We had a great turnout and it was so fun to meet FTRB readers and catch up with some old friends. Thank you to everyone who came out, including all of these cute bloggers!
I also did a lot of little things around the house, including moving the low bookshelves (that used to be in my old studio) into my office. I’ve got more trips on the schedule this summer so I’m really trying to tackle that pesky to do list during the time I have at home.
You don’t see as many low shelves compared to full height ones but here are some examples I like.
The thing I like about the lower height is that it provides a whole other surface area to spread out, display and stack things.
I have a set of four so it takes up almost an entire wall like this which I’ll be using mostly for magazines, catalogs, samples and supplies.
And here’s an interesting space that uses both heights:
Pictures of mine to come once I get them presentable!
(Photos: 1.Residence 2.House Beautiful 3.Eric Z Tumblr 4.Design Sponge 5.via Pinterest as linked)
Bookshelves are running a very close second to art walls these days as far as my obsessions go. I think I’ve said before that my nosey side definitely comes out when I see a bookshelf. I just love seeing what’s on them!
I’ve posted a ton of bookshelves before like this one:
but here are a couple that are new to me:
This house has been published everywhere (and for good reason) and I think the bookshelves are my favorite part:
I favor shelves that have a mix books and objects but are heavy on the books. What about you?
(Photos: via Pinterest as linked)
Just so you know, if I were to come over to your house, the two things I’d be most interested in seeing are your bookshelves and any art walls/collection. They can (and should!) speak volumes about you and your personality.
The Berlin home of illustrator Christoph Niemann and Lisa Zeitz has not only one of the best bookshelves I’ve seen in a long time but a couple of great art walls too. Check it out:
The house also happens to have a pretty cool bathroom:
You can see the entire house at the Selby here.
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you saw that I flew up to New York yesterday. I’m here for a mix of work and play so it’s going to be a busy (and fun!) weekend. I’ll be posting more real time pics if you’d like to follow along. I hope you have a fun weekend too!
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I’m constantly tweaking all of my bookshelves to get them just right. I’m taking a pretty orderly approach but these slightly messy ones always appeal to me too.
We can’t leave out everyone’s favorite room:
What do you think? Are you fan of the slightly disheveled look like me?
(Photos: 1.via Ill Seen Ill Said 2.Lonny 3.via Eric-Z 4.Country Living 5.Melanie Acevedo)