This is one of my favourite bookshelves (despite the complete lack of books to be seen). The height and large scale of the shelves lend themselves so beautifully to large decorative objects, while the bold kelly green floats, chocolate ceramics and basketware work beautifully with the relaxed coastal feel of the room.
|Designed by Lisa Romerein. Found at Coastal Living.|
The black painted shelves here are perfect for highlighting beautiful neutral objects in shades of white, cream, tan and gold. These pieces on a white shelf would be lost, but with a dark backdrop they look stunning.
|Designed by Lauren Gambrel. Featured in Lonny Mag (Jul/Aug 2011).|
This is a very pretty arrangement for open wall shelves. It only features a few books which is perfect for a formal living space, or just a great way to bring a bit of interest to a bare wall. I love the little terranium as well!
|Designed by Anne Turner Carroll. Found at Fabulously Yours blog.|
Colour coding your books is an easy way to add some style, but always depends on how you like to find your books. For me, it's the colour of the cover that I remember most easily, so I don't have an issue with them arranged by colour. I also love the little mirror hung on a ribbon here.
|Designed by Habitually Chic.|
This built-in shelf by Stephen Gambrel doesn't have colour coded books, but the accessories are the same tone and shapes, which still creates that consistent 'designed' feel. The pale blue backdrop is pretty as well.
|Designed by Stephen Gambrel.|
Here's another dark bookshelf where the floor to ceiling display creates a stunning feature wall in this eclectic living room. And when you're hanging art of bookshelves, who says it has to be symmetrical?
|Designer Tracey Garret Design. Found at House and Home.|
Do you see any inspiration here? I know I would love to have an enormous shelving space like these, but for now I will have to be happy with my little bookcase!