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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Design Shuffle Guest Post: Stylish Bookcases

Hi, I’m Joanna, a writer for Design Shuffle, an online portal featuring the beautiful work of interior designers from around the world. My daily work consists of gathering the most gorgeous spaces on the web and sharing them with readers of blogs such as Classic Chic Home.

There is something about bookcases filled with vast collections of books and found objects that we just love. It gives the appearance of a well-read life. We especially covet floor to ceiling bookshelves filled with colorful hues.

Take a look at some of our favorites and get inspired with some decorating ideas of your own. Thanks for letting me share!

Stylish Bookcases

A pristine white palette such as this looks lovely with pops of color in a classic bookcase.

Stylish Bookcases

A modern setting with a touch of glamour hosts a bookcase full of favorite reads. Accessories, strategically placed, break up the linear look of the books and bookcase.

Stylish Bookcases

This living room/library is a unique space with its unusually placed bookcases. The books carry the room's soft tones onto the bookshelves. This room certainly inspires many interior design ideas.

Stylish Bookcases

Floor to ceiling bookcases offer plenty of space to showcase a vast collection of books. A ladder gives access to books placed high on the bookcase.

Stylish Bookcases

Another floor to ceiling bookcase adds interest to a home library. The oversized artwork on the opposing wall balances the heaviness of the bookcase.

Stylish Bookcases

Looking for large space living room design ideas? Here's one just for you. A curtained bookcase gives this classic space an alternate look should the occasion arise. The vibrant green offers the soft palette a pop of color.

Stylish Bookcases

A bookcase with built-in space for a desk does double duty in this library/sitting area. The bookcase is unusual in that it houses found objects and magazines in matching white cases in lieu of a collection of books.

Stylish Bookcases

A doorway is framed by built-in bookcases from floor to ceiling. This bookcase configuration uses every inch of available space.

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Did these bookshelf designs inspire you? Head on over to Design Shuffle to see the latest in interior design styles and connect with San Francisco interior designers and more!

Thank you for guest posting, Joanna, and for providing us with these impressive and inspiring bookcase ideas.  As a lover of books, I couldn't be more pleased with your topic of choice!


8 Reader Comment(s):

The enchanted home said...

So many beautiful the look of floor to ceiling bookcases, makes a room so grand and important! said...

Hi Joanna,
yea, I'm a big fan of book cases when they're completely filled with books and fabulous finds from one's trips abroad etc...beautiful images..

My Beautiful World said...

Love what you have here, so nice to catch up again my friend. Sending you and your lovely family special wishes for a very Merry Christmas Day and look forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

Always Wendy

Designed by Nature said...

I really like the first image the most. The color of the books pop in the white room.
Thanks for introducing me to Design Shuffle, Wendi! Have a good night.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

So many great images. Love bookcases used as a creative back drop. I will also check out Joannes blog.

designchic said...

Gorgeous bookcases and I love ones filled with books and wonderful "goodies" that make them personal!!

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Addan Smith said...

The bookcase is unusual in that it houses found objects and magazines in matching white cases in lieu of a collection of books.
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