Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Think Vertically


My life has been a whirlwind this month..for reasons I can't even begin to get into I may be moving within the next year. I actually want to move in next year, to a smaller, cozier home. I will need to refine my belongings, {my kids toys}, and get creative with storage. Thinking vertically is key to using space efficiently. I love how tall bookshelves can house most of your books, magazines, beautiful art and objects. I prefer to mix all of these. Built in books shelves are even better then free standing shelves but if you're living in a temporary space or renting you can still mount free standing tall bookshelves to the wall for the same effect/storage.



Images: I Suwanee, ?, ?, Elle Decor, I Suwanee, Domino, 

12 comments:

Pinecone Camp said...

My husband and I really need to think vertically, and soon! One of our rooms is filled with stacks of books and magazines, and they're slowly taking over. I think I'll send this post on over to Rob now....get him thinking about a weekend project. Thanks for a great post!

vignette design said...

I never get tired of seeing books. Books and more books! Great images of some fabulous bookcases.

kelleyp said...

oh how i would love some built in bookshelves!

Elise Lowerison said...

This design of thinking vertically and using bookshelves to accent your rooms is very innovative. I came across your post this afternoon while browsing interior design blogs and the topic of window treatment selection was very interesting to me. Thinking vertically can mean window coverings too. It is true that you must dress your windows appropriately to bring out their true beauty. Thank you for writing and as a special thanks to you and your readers, I would like to offer a 20% off coupon using this code upon checkout: BLG20.

Ashley said...

There's nothing better than a well-stocked, chicly-styled bookcase! In my dream house is a full built-in library with a rolling ladder. Some girls dream of shoes, I dream of libraries...

samantha. said...

love these bookshelves! i hope you won't be moving too far!

xo
sami

mydesignchic said...

I adore built in bookcases...beautiful and functional!!

Sara Mueller said...

I love bookshelves! My favorite images are 4 & 5.
I love your blog by the way and I am always looking forward to your posts.

Mariska Meijers said...

I think I understand your rollercoaster! I moved from what I call an adult house to a much smaller but much cosier appartment and I am oh so much happier! Bottom to ceiling shelves are the way to go and very classy as well. Good luck with all the upcoming changes.

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Katie said...

I love our built-in bookshelves and it is nice to see no everyones are perfectly propped or organized, because I know mine aren't!

Kimberlee said...

what a fabulous collection of photos - thank you! currently trying to work through the shelving I want to have built around a window in my lounge room, this is perfect inspiration xx

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