I just got chills. Just look at these wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves designed by Malcolm Davis Architecture. I wouldn’t even know where to start if these were mine. I know my books would barely take up a quarter of this unit. It would, however, give me an excuse to buy all those beautiful ceramic pieces I always bypass.
Design by Malcolm Davis Architecture
You know whose book collection might take up this entire wall? My girl Marilyn’s. She had a personal library of more than 400 books and was an avid reader.
Marilyn Monroe via Booktryst
Just look at what Jenny Komenda from The Little Green Notebook was able to do with store-bought IKEA bookshelves.
Have you turned a store-bought piece into something uniquely yours? Tell me about it in the Comments.
This was a no-brainer for most of you. The correct answer is B. Designer Lori Dennis placed candles and a Buddha statue on the sleek bookshelf to enhance the Zen-inspired bedroom.
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We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Christine is the winner of an HGTV notebook. Congrats!
Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.
Sometimes, your books can look messy no matter how you arrange them on shelves. Etsy shop owners Gustav and Agusta have come up with a new way to display your favorite reads — by hanging them on an adjustable rack.
My favorite part is that it acts as storage and wall art wrapped up in one custom-made furniture piece. I also enjoy that you can arrange the wooden plates at the bottom, allowing you to hang different-sized books in a straight line without damaging the pages.
Take a look at this 3-dimensional optical illusion bookshelf. It’s a real product. How did they do that?
The Australian firm ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects designed this bookshelf called the “Bias of Thoughts”. If you look at it very closely, you might notice two subtly slanted bars that trick the eye. Pretty cool. And you thought it couldn’t be built
This week, Dan Faires builds a rugged bookshelf out of reclaimed lumber and galvanized black pipe.
Watch the How-To Video
Color is deeply personal. We all have our favorites (mine is fuchsia) and those we despise (green just isn’t my hue).
Photo Credit: Domino Magazine
For some it’s all about beige, and then there are those of us who go wild and paint a whole room blue.
(Yes I am referring to that episode of HGTV Design Star).
Bring Color Home, Your Way
The Blog on the Bookshelf
Designers and architects are thinking outside of the box when it comes to how we display our books and knick-knacks. Check out these great finds: