An Italian chandelier hangs above a round bench in this wood-paneled hallway. Arched bookcases on either wall give the space a formal air, while the upholstered sectional provides the perfect space for casual lounging.
Painting the interior back wall of the bookshelf creates beautiful dimension and highlights the arched shape of the shelf. The smooth wood shelving and cabinetry framing is a nice contrast against the white and navy. Thoughtfully placed contemporary decorative pieces finishes the shelf.
A gas insert was added as part of the upgrade to the antique fireplace and mantel. The existing built-in shelving was removed and replaced by a pair of arched shelf units, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
This living room relies on a neutral color palette paired with rich decor, like the chocolate brown velour sofas and blue floral armchair. A carved limestone fireplace with an arched bookshelf on either side is the focal point of the room.
An arch shape instantly ups the style of this doorway as it transitions the house from one room to another. A built in bookshelf compliments the tone of the wood floor and creates a space for useful and attractive storage.
Arched built-in bookcases complement the arched window in this home office, providing eye-catching architectural details. The neutral transitional room features a minimalist aesthetic for a clutter-free, productive workspace.
The original built-in bookcases flanking the fireplace were retained, echoing the arched detail found in the doors and entryways. The bookcases and trim are painted in ash gray, providing soft contrast with the newly painted white walls.
This lovely sitting room is a perfect balance of contrasts: Darker, heavier elements like the bookshelf and wood floor are lifted by the lightness of the chandelier, arched window and the ghost chairs.
The leaf-patternd upholstery gives this wingback chair a cozy and informal feel as blue hydrangeas bring the outside in. This arched, built-in bookcase can be alternatively used to display pottery or other treasures.
By removing the arched brick details and raising the built-in bookcase and doorway heights, this living room appears taller and grander. A mirror behind the glass built-in shelves also helps to visually expand the space. Contemporary furnishings in muted tones create an inviting, but stylish place to relax.
Symmetry is key in this transitional living room. Centered by a traditional coffee table, the paired white sofas and armchairs naturally balance each other and the wood flooring. Against the back wall, a wooden bookcase and door anchor the fireplace on either side, while the French doors complement the room's arches.
An ornate, custom wood surround frames the stove area with an arch-shaped opening in this traditional kitchen. Paired with a stunning tile backsplash, the color and detail reminiscent of Italian finery. Small drawers in the surround are perfect for storing easy-to-reach spices and herbs while a small shelf provides easy access to oils and vinegars. The cream cabinetry lets the special design of the surround breath and be eye-catching.