By Sing0. Bookcases. At Friday, July 27th 2018, 20:41:45 PM.
Keep it simple, paint things white and edit down your display. It's a kind of magic trick that makes anything look more pulled together. Let in the light, a two-story bookcase of wood and glass acts as a room divider and light chimney, bringing sunlight into the parlor of a remodeled San Francisco Victorian.
Leave some open space. Rather than filling her shelves with books, L.A. designer Kelly LaPlante left room for shapely objects and empty space to create a pretty display. "I first visually balance the case as a whole," she says. "Then I arrange the contents of each shelf."
If the shelf fits, use it. Eighteen inches of wall space may have more possibilties than you think. Designer Lotta Jansdotter put a Benno CD tower on its end and used it as shelving for books and curios. Rough and tumble bath, shelves shaped like skateboards (from Pottery Barn Kids) add fun to a wall of concrete wall tiles mimicking masonry. Bright towels pick up their color for another accent.