This stately bookcase is befitting the award-winning residence of the chancellor of North Carolina State University. Designed by Design Lines, Ltd. and built by Rufty Homes, it was constructed as four boxes that were then set flush in-wall. We especially like the faceplate overlay with the black lacquer finish that serves to frame the bookcase. Note how it was also used on the baseboard where the cabinets are set, anchoring it to the room.
A thin black pencil-like floral pattern wall embellishment adds design and style to this white bookshelf. The design is heavy enough to make an impact, but understated enough to not disrupt the quaint, artistic display on the shelving. In addition to books, candlesticks, a glass collage mirror and sculpture art bring some color to the space.
The focal point of this spacious home office is a black built-in bookshelf with a matching desk. A tan sofa is paired with a vibrant yellow striped ottoman, while a window covered wall provides natural light.
A blue sofa, white wire chairs and a neutral area rug create a cozy contemporary sitting space. A large natural gray rock fireplace surround is a textural accent wall providing pleasing contrast to the smooth, sweet style of the seating. A built in bookshelf pops against the white walls and creates an organized space for storage and display.
Electric blue walls draw you into this living room, first seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. A rustic coffee table and pale wood ceiling tone down the colorful walls, while a black built-in bookcase helps to organize books and display family mementos.
Geometric tiles can be seen from the floor to the ceiling in this sleek, modern bathroom. As if from a spaceship, small octagon tiles round the room, from the floors beneath the floating sink to the inside of the walk-in shower's ceiling. A glass door divides the room with larger geometric tiles on the wall behind the oversized mirror with black built-in shelf.
This urban office space features an open layout, sliding room dividers with black and white artwork, built-in white bookshelf, minimalist black desk and chair, wood floors, and plenty of natural light filtered through sheer white panels
A faux fur throw pillow adds a punch of color and texture to this contemporary style chair, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. A built-in bookshelf, small end table and black lamp complete the reading nook.
This bathroom wall uses several shades of gray and black to provide a dynamic color scheme. The Asian aesthetic of the room is reflected in a simple, neutral flower arrangement on a built-in wall shelf.
This contemporary living room features a large picture window, built-in bookshelf, mid-century modern end table, and gray wingback chair. The back of the bookshelf is painted dark gray to add depth and make the books and accessories stand out. A black and white striped curtain adds a cozy touch to the beautiful space.
If you look closely, this black and white entertainment center that lines the wall of this living room is a custom design: three free-standing cabinets within built-in bookcases and a center alcove to house a big screen TV. The black, white and gray colors contribute to its overall contemporary look.