Archives for: December 2014

Bookshelves + Etageres

One of my current clients has a large library of books, and as I redesign her room, I have been thinking about how best to store her collection.

Book storage can be tricky. Options range from entirely closed bookcases to open etageres. A closed system hides clutter (and any embarrassing trashy novels you picked up at the airport!); but open shelving allows your library to be a design element in its own right– a highly personal design element.

I tend to favor an open shelving system, but I recognize its drawbacks. Disorganized shelves can make a room look cluttered, and books are absolute dust magnets. Etageres often require bookends to keep everything upright. If you want to display your library, but prefer not to deal with the practical inconvenience of an open bookshelf, glass door bookcases are a happy medium.

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1) Muller Van Severen Marble Bookshelf via 1stdibs 2) Jefferson Bookcase 3) Jonathan Adler lucite and brass Jacques etagere 4) Metal industrial barrister bookcase via 1stdibs 5) Mission barrister bookcase with leaded glass 6) Vladimir Kagan via 1stdibs 7) Bianca Etagere via High Street Market 8) Collector’s Shelving Unit via Amuneal 9) Biblo via Archiproducts 10) Design Therapy 11) Sasha cabinet via Houzz

One of my current clients has a large library of books, and as I redesign her room, I have been thinking about how best...

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Curl Up by the Fire

As the nights close in around us and winter settles in, we crave cozier surroundings. The idea of home as shelter and safe haven becomes more and more important.

There are very few things as restorative and homey as a bedroom fireplace. Lapping flames, crackling wood, warm flickering light– fires are the perfect remedy to the cold winter season. Here are some cozy bedrooms that will make you want to throw on your PJs and jump into bed.

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1) Home My Design 2) Primer Magazine 3) Rela Gleason 4)Home My Design 5) Linen and Lavender 6) My Lovely Things 7) Home My Design 8) House & Home 9) Home My Design 10) Blood and Champagne

 

As the nights close in around us and winter settles in, we crave cozier surroundings. The idea of home as shelter and sa...

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