Upon entering this NYC penthouse, the oversized windows welcome an abundance of light from all directions, keeping the home bright and airy. The solid white oak floors ground the living space with custom shelving and plenty of seating for guests.
What’s more country than open shelving? For a space-saving and affordable alternative to cabinets or custom shelving, consider using crates. This one, from Crates & Pallet, is covered in Rust-Oleum Kona Wood Stain for a deeper finish and a rustic look.
This blue and white kids' bedroom features white built-in bunk beds with underbed drawers and custom shelving for plenty of storage. The unusual arrangement of bookcase against beds allows for great of space to house books, toys and other kid paraphernalia.
Custom shelves store clothing, bags, accessories and more in this walk-in closet fit for a Hollywood glamour queen. The design of the space is all about organization, with an all-white backdrop to allow the bright colors of clothing and accessories to pop.
This stunning remodeled kitchen – with light marble countertop, chic white cabinetry and exciting chevron-design backsplash – flows into the family room where an elegant stone fireplace and custom shelving create a cozy space. White woodwork and hardwood floors add continuity throughout this classic design.
This small laundry room has everything you need to fold, fluff and iron. Custom shelving, pretty countertops and a small utility sink work together to bring some measure of luxury to the common household chore. A stackable washer and dryer frees up valuable counter space.
A sleek desk built into a wall of custom shelves is a space-saving feature in this Tribeca loft lounge. Smoky oak floors, white walls and a white tin ceiling create a clean, neutral envelope for this modern space. A rocking chair by Cassina rests on a cowhide rug.
A custom-built window seat provides extra storage and style in this contemporary kid's bedroom in the HGTV Smart Home 2014. Custom shelving built into the daybed serves as a perfect spot for storing toys, socks, and smaller items while a rope bedside lamp adds a whimsical touch.
The custom shelving unit delineates the dining room from the living room while providing storage space on both ends. Pale gray walls are offset by warm and lively accents across the room – a coral armchair, an electric fireplace and a potted fern – creating a cozy and eclectic whole.
An essential element in a teen bedroom -- a study area -- is commanded by this desk, crafted from pipes and reclaimed flooring. The desk is attached to the wall, providing ample shelving storage area without taking up a great deal of visual space. A custom radiator cabinet is a lovely way to update an older home while retaining some of the original charm.
The pool house kitchen often serves as a wet bar and food prep station for the family's pool parties, so the small galley kitchen has been decked out in Ann Sacks tile and custom shelves. The tile backsplash gives the room a textured feel, while the open shelving helps keep the modern look of the space.
Luxurious patterned carpeting and neutral furnishings balance out the bright pink shelving in this glamorous dressing room designed by Nicole Norris, ASID, NCIDQ. Details such as a contemporary gold chandelier add a touch of glamour to the space. Since the room was so large, several ready-made furniture pieces were added in addition to the custom shelving.
Luxurious patterned carpeting, gold shimmering wallpaper and neutral furnishings balance out the bright pink shelving in this glamorous dressing room designed by Nicole Norris, ASID, NCIDQ. Details such as a gilded tri-fold mirror add a touch of glamour to the space. Since the room was so large, several ready-made furniture pieces were added in addition to the custom shelving.
This design concept was created to incorporate a functional living space with modern minimalism. A custom butcher block counter has space for stainless steel chairs and includes built in storage. One end contains a refrigerated wine rack while the other contains custom shelving. A small tile backsplash features white and gray tones to match the brightness of the white room and stainless steel appliances.
When transforming a spare bedroom into a glamorous dressing room, designer Nicole Norris, ASID, NCIDQ, turned the double-door reach-in closet into a custom-designed shoe display alcove with 1/2" thick glass shelves. Luxurious patterned carpeting, gold shimmering wallpaper and neutral furnishings balance out the bright pink shelving. Since the room was so large, several ready-made furniture pieces were added in addition to the custom shelving.
With the television being the focal point of this living room space, designers wanted to frame it elegantly as well as add some functionality to the bare wall around it, so custom shelves were built to surround it. Above the TV, open shelves display photographs and knick knacks that add a personal touch to the home, while below, open storage gives the homeowners a place to keep their books and movies within arm's reach.
An easy way to create visual length to a room is to add horizontal stripes to the wall -- here, tones of blue and green also create a sense of airiness, and provide a focal point behind the bed. Custom shelves and desk area, perfect for doing homework or building a model car, were made from large reclaimed floor boards plus pipes and rope -- a unique way to bring unexpected and charming elements into a space.