By Sing0. Bookcases. At Friday, July 27th 2018, 20:40:53 PM.
Office in a closet. Her small San Francisco home didn’t have space for a home office, so Sara Menuck converted her living room closet into a chic, streamlined workstation. For $1,000, including materials and labor, her designer removed the closet pole and added an upper covered storage area, a floating middle shelf, and a work surface with an almost-hidden drawer. Says Menuck, “I hardly ever close the doors.”
Stair savvy. Staircase walls are notoriously difficult to deal with: If you hang photos, how do you line them up? If you paint the wall, does the color look equally good on both levels? Shelves make it easier—and create extra storage space. Special treatment, a cherry red bookshelf is like a shot of energy in this traditional home. The strong color acts like a frame for its contents, so give them some extra love with interesting bookends and small houseplants.
One trick for the whole shelf. Uniform stacks of books are an easy way to fill decorative shelves in main living spaces. Add a little bit of extra interest with vases or objects on top of a few of the stacks. This is also a good strategy if your library is a little meager.