Art and pattern define this hallway while keeping with the largely black and white color palette of the living room. A stunning photograph by Gregory Prescott adorns the wall while geometric shelving designed by Jeanine and Bryan turns an originally empty alcove into a display area for books and small works of art.
Stacked books and mix of white objects make for an eclectic tabletop collection in this glam living room. The bold black and teal walls make a major statement as does the large gold and crystal chandelier.
A modern dining room turns its book collection into an eye-catching design statement by organizing them by color in the space-saving built-in bookshelf. A simple picnic table and ghost chairs let the striking dark walls and rainbow colors do the talking.
A smooth wood panel decorates the white wall and adds warmth in this display. The contemporary white dresser is topped with a black stone finish. Books and magazines top the table surfaces, and vivid purple flowers add a pop of fresh color to the neutral design.
Selections from the Sorted Book series of photographs by Nina Katchadourian add whimsy to the second floor landing at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Books in the photos are stacked to create tongue-in-cheek anecdotes.
Designers at StudioHue installed inexpensive white shelving in this contemporary nursery to display all the great titles this little girl will enjoy. Books were arranged as a bookstore display, with titles facing forward for easy detection and to feature them as artwork for the room.
A dark wood finish and industrial framework makes up this contemporary shelf unit. The sturdy piece is a beautiful balance to the light color scheme and floral wallpaper. The shelves are dressed with a marble table lamp, complimenting the white walls, wicker baskets for texture and sizable coffee table books creating slight height variations in the display.
Black and white pattern walls set a stylish yet playful backdrop for this children's room. A white chair provides a cozy reading spot on the graphic rug. Floating bookshelves create a book display, while a gallery wall above adds character.
Blue and white striped walls set a stylish yet playful backdrop for this children's room. A gray armchair with orange and gray throw pillows provides a cozy reading spot on the colorful graphic rug. Floating bookshelves create a bright book display, while a gallery wall above adds character.
You can save money by buying a small bouquet of flowers for a vase on a table, then enhancing it with a few leaves from your bushes and trees to add depth. Instead of books, display colorful city guides, even ones you pick up on travels, to show your love of certain destinations.
Interior designer Heather Hogan Roberts positioned the homeowner's zebra sculpture on a pedestal of design and fashion books. When looking for books to display, find those with interesting designs and fonts on the spine.
This traditional kitchen breakfast nook is a cozy addition, with upholstered banquette seating in neutral tones, a white midcentury modern tulip table, built in book and display shelves, and a contemporary gold ceiling light.
Pick up a book or play us a tune in this cozy nook, part of this home's library. Floor to ceiling bookshelves give lots of storage space and a beloved armchair and lamp make for a perfect quiet retreat.
Modern book rails put colorful kids' books on display and within easy reach of a cozy reading nook. Patterned pillows and a sleek gray bench cushion decorate the window seat and give the all-white space a jolt of color.