Whether it's a wall filled with books or a hidden case of first editions, built-in shelves are the latest must-haves in any living space.
A simple space carved into the wall complements the modern simplicity of the decor's aesthetic.
White and Gold Ceramic Bowl
Handmade Portuguese Sintra White Glazed Terra Cotta Bowls
Vogue: The Covers
photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE
Avoid a cluttered feel by creating balance within the decor. Books paired with a small selection of prints and intriguing artifacts cleverly disguise the potentially storage-esque qualities of a space.
Mapuche Indigo Throw
Mora Handwoven Throw
Haori Jade Throw
photography by ARTHUR ELGORT
A shelf that grows with you. Take full advantage of the ample wall space.
Hand-knotted Vintage overdyed Kilim 6' 2" x 8' 6" Wine
photography by SIMON WATSON
A bold wall color can limit the number of contrasting elements in a room. A built-in shelf effortlessly blends in, providing a subtle yet structured support.
Amethyst Crystal Lamp
Chroma Overdyed Blue Rug
Forget straightedge details and uniform dimensions. Abstract panels allow for a more curated feel, elevating even the most simple of displays.
Preserved Boxwood Ball In Mercury Glass
Wood Classics Tulip Salad Bowl
Nelson Gourd Vase
No reading nook is complete without a built-in bookcase carrying a selection of your favorite titles.
Alameda Dhurrie Gray Area Rug
photography by CARTER BERG
When it comes to small spaces, bulky free-standing shelves rarely take precendence in terms of real estate.
Sally Pillow - Set of 2
photography by ANNIE SCHLECHTER
Set the scene with a floor-to-ceiling installment. Who doesn't love the idea of a wall filled with books?
Threshold Wood Table Lamp black shade, Multi-Colored
Art Deco Complete
photography by PAUL COSTELLO
Create a contrast with dualing tones against the backdrop of the shelf and the outline of the exterior.
Kayson Lacquer Console Table
photography by JAMES MERRELL