Custom walnut plywood and metal shelves bring an industrial vibe to this contemporary living room. The shelves are styled with the homeowners' favorite books and accessories, adding a personal touch to the stylish space.
A coffered ceiling painted to resemble the sky adds to the drama of the 35-foot ceiling height in this two-story in-home library. Bookcases are backlit to highlight the elegant volumes on their shelves.
The neon yellow stripes on this enormous fireplace are backlit with their own glow and reach all the way to the ceiling pulling the eye up and calling attention to the room's soaring height. Framed in by wood shelves, the adjacent large television looks small in comparison.
The chef's kitchen is designed for cooking as well as entertaining. A full bar area has open shelving for glassware, backlit wine racks and wine refrigerator, while the expansive island provides the two separate cooking areas and tons of prep space.
Designer Tembolat Gugkaev created this fascinating bookcase/reading light combo with help of his wife Ashlee Webb and Ryan Webb. He calls it the Wha Cabinet, referencing its question mark shape. Made mostly of MDF, the shelves are color backlit. Position it next to your sofa or favorite reading chair, and voila! It holds books and illuminates them all at the same time.
A long island houses a butcher block countertop, handy storage for cookbooks and barstools for eating or chatting with the cook. The stainless steel range hood, which runs the length of the island, provides integrated task lighting. A built-in bar area has open shelving for glassware, wine refrigerator, backlit wine racks and a flat-screen TV.