"When you're working on a strict budget, cash doesn't usually extend to custom-made built-in cabinetry," says designer Anna Williams. "Instead, I've used a set of affordable and modern white bookshelves to create plenty of storage, without the expense." A bright abstract is a colorful focal point, while wicker baskets provide some hidden storage options.
The bookshelves on the hidden bookshelf door have been engineered to handle 300 lb. loads, so books, baskets for smaller office items, decorative accessories and framed family photos can easily be displayed and organized.
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.
To give the bookcase a bit more of a modern feel, designers decided to turn the books around. Designers staged the bookcases to make the accent piece look more put together for a clean, uncluttered look.
White bookshelves reach to the ceiling for maximum book storage in this home library. A wonderful, unique book page light fixture is an excellent detail for this reading focused room. A window seat is padded with an orange, leaf design cushion with matching throw pillows.
Built-in bookshelves are ready to be filled in this white contemporary living room. A wall of French doors topped by transom windows fill the room with natural light while offering convenient access to the patio outside.
This transitional dining room showcases a fabulous pair of built-in bookshelves on either side of a piece of artwork that helps to anchor the wall. A basic wooden table sits on a neutral, textured rug, for a stylish, minimalist look.
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.