Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What to Do With a Large Open Bookcase

(gallery wall not complete)

I'm helping this client not only get organized (pics to come) but also to 'finish' the space. Her small studio has a beautiful mix of modern, industrial, and chic furniture. We started with the bookshelf; she was concerned about getting more books onto the shelves while still being able to access everything. I chose these kitchen boxes not only because of their size (they fit the shelves and the paperbacks fit inside them nicely), but the wood doesn't compete with the wood shelves, they blend nicely without being too noticeable. We used Muji bookends to keep everything in place.

The framed pictures originally on the shelf not only look cluttered, but limited access to the books and weren't standing out enough. I purchased a number of simple white frames which we mixed with them to create a little gallery corner. Not all the frames were ready to hang and we ran out of wire (and nails) so unfortunately you're not seeing the final result. Check here for details on what we're missing...


Poppy51 said...

Love your blog!
i read it since maybe three weeks and must say you really inspired me! (and it's not a small word..if you could see my appartment ;-)....)
So thanks for your good advice! wish i could read more and more!!

laura said...

thanks poppy!

i'll try to keep the inspiration coming :O)