Hi, I'm Mari from Design Shuffle, a fabulous online gathering place for those who love interior design—both professionals and enthusiasts. Today, I'm super excited that Lauren has invited me to visit Simply LKJ to do a guest post about shelves for books and more. Usually called bookcases, in today's interior designs these versatile built-ins or pieces of furniture are often actually shelves used for more than books. That "more" can be as varied as those who choose the objects to fill their shelves. Treasured collections, family photos, inexpensive but appealing decorative objects, priceless antiques—all have a place among the books. Here are eight rooms with shelves for books and more that grabbed our attention. Please enjoy!
Small built-in shelves are filled with decorative objects, greenery and books covered in shades of white and cream. Framed family photos and an unframed drawing look great hung inside the bookcase.
Open white shelving rises almost to the beamed ceiling in the living space of a Brooklyn brownstone. This is the perfect place to showcase the family's books and more. So beautiful behind the rustic dining table surrounded by white Panton chairs.
Custom shelves hold everything at the ready for family dinners or entertaining. The white of the wood and the tabletop décor are striking against the dining room's sunny wall. Love the baskets along the bottom shelf. This one combines clever decorating ideas with open storage possibilities.
It's easy to change shelves into seasonal or holiday vignettes. Simple wreaths and tree ornaments strewn among the books and white pottery show off holiday style.
Behind floor to ceiling draperies that can be pulled or not, these tall wall to wall bookshelves seem perfect for this comfortable living space. Plenty of room here for books and more.
The massive wall of white shelves is built to do a job and does it beautifully as part of the stylish interior design envisioned by Jenny Dyer in this lofty space. It's perfectly suited to hold the large collection of books and little else.
This white bookshelf is filled with stacks of books coordinated in orange and turquoise to pick up the colors from the bamboo chair and area rug.
In a truly unique dining room, this beautiful bookcase is more art than storage. The books are lovely antique volumes and the stunning decorative objects are pulled from the sea. Love the amazing chandelier.
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