This sophisticated play room is one that the children in the family will love for years to come given its flexible (and so chic!) black and white palette and open layout. Thin wall shelves let favorite children's books become colorful decor.
Fantastic built-in bookshelves climb up and over the doorway in this incredible contemporary open concept space. Hardwood floors and white walls and ceiling keep the home feeling bright and spacious while black trim adds crisp sophistication.
This gray and white bedroom incorporates functionality and style featuring ample storage with black bookshelves and wooden dresser, a sitting area, and a large comfortable bed with tufted headboard. The clean lines of the furniture and a crisp palette complete the look.
This modern dining room features a bold black and white painted ceiling, white built in bookshelves with neutral accessories, a bright blue and green abstract painting, and a modern gold ceiling light fixture, dining table, and chairs.
Blood orange shelving creates an electric energy in this modern library. A gray sectional and ottoman help counterbalance the dramatic hue, and a patterned black and white rug adds movement to the space.
Spazio Rosso, Inc. choose a dijon paint color for the walls and yellow raffia wallpaper for the ceiling in this contemporary study. The built-in shelves were redesigned in a diagonal pattern to create a unique geometry, which the area rug and drapery fabric were chosen to enhance. The desk is composed of two layers of glass, the top being black, underneath being white.
A closer look at the living room's built-in bookshelves reveals an eclectic mix of metallic and neutral accents. Small pictures frames and colorful canvases decorate the space and add a touch of personality.
A great way to display his books, baseball collection, carnivorous plants and trophies, a built-in shelf is just the thing to keep a young baseball fan organized in a boy's custom baseball-themed bedroom. Plus, the attached black desk is perfect for doing homework or keeping track of sports stats.
A large white mantel flanked by symmetrical built-in shelving creates a stunning focal wall in this neutral living room. A round wood mirror stands out against the light wall color while a black coffee table adds contrast to the room's soft color palette.
If you have a built-in niche or desk, or even a simple bookshelf, you can replicate this look from Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. Tuck a low-profile chair, which you can find by shopping vintage or repurposing stores in person or online, under the desk. Then, create a timeless display on the shelves or desktop. Chinoiserie is all the rage right now and doesn’t have to be a splurge, because replicas are available at discount home goods stores or sites such as eBay, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle.
Black bookshelves contrast against the white brick fireplace and provide a display for the homeowners' books and accessories. The wall above the fireplace is painted a dark charcoal so that the flat-screen TV almost disappears and doesn't compete with the design of the space.