A traditional touch gets a contemporary update: The movable ladder attached to these otherwise basic bookshelves is as functional -- allowing the homeowners to reach items up high -- as it is attractive. Adding plants and unique accessories along with the books arranged in varying ways feels personal and adds additional elements of interest.
Traditional built-in bookshelves in this contemporary yet masculine home office are the perfect spot to display favorite accessories and books. Cabinets underneath provide hidden storage. Contemporary sconces are hung at the top of the shelves for spotlighting.
This striking, contemporary home office space feels as luxurious as it is functional. The glass-top table is the room's most unique feature, with a molecule-inspired brass base. A starburst mirror behind creates an inspirational aura, and personal affects displayed in the custom built-in shelves conjure memories of grand adventures.
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.
This sophisticated home office features a sitting area, a workspace and ample built-in bookshelves. Chic metallic accents and contemporary furnishings are interspersed throughout the room, adding updated style to the classic space.
This major condominium remodel combined the penthouse unit with an adjacent two-story unit in this historic cable building.The upper hallway features built-in bookshelves and cabinets to create massive, much-needed storage. Glass railing creates an open, contemporary look to the space.
The tone-on-tone, neutral design scheme of this home office makes the room feel even larger than it really is. Light sources abound, including recessed lighting, track lighting, a contemporary light fixture, a table lamp and large windows. The brass and glass desk takes up minimal visual space and is a key design element in the room.
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.
At first glance, this living room is by-the-book traditional, but a closer look reveals that the design drifts into contemporary territory. Staying true to the home's traditional architecture, the majority of the furnishings -- such as the wing-backed chair and antique side tables -- follow suit but transitional accent chairs and bookshelf accessories give the room an updated feel.
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.