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New Classics: Stacking Bookshelf
Create Towers of Titles While Taking Up Minimal Floor Space
Houzz Contributor. Hi There! I currently live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe as "collected." I got into design via Landscape Architecture, which I studied at the University of Virginia. I've been writing about design online for quite a few years over at Hatch: The Design Public Blog.
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'Fess Up: Are you a book hoarder? While I'll pass along novels I enjoy to friends and encourage them to pass them on from there, I hoard design tomes like the Edies, from "Grey Gardens" hoarded cat food tins. One great solution for storing a lot of books in an attractive way without taking up much space is a vertical stacking bookshelf. It only takes up a 14" x 14" area of floor space yet provides room for up to 70 books. Take a look at all of the different ways designers are using them.
This is certainly the most successful combination of books in a bathroom I've ever seen. Perhaps the only successful one, come to think of it. A stacking bookshelf styled to perfection goes perfectly with this ode to Hermes.
A stacking bookshelf is very versatile. In this wide-open floor plan, they flank a support column, adding an eye-catching thickness to it.
You may be asking, "What do I need the shelf for? I can just make these stacks of books without it!" While true, this can create a teetering hazard, and and practically speaking, actually pulling out one of the books can be a huge pain.
This white version of a stacking shelf looks so clean and architectural against the wall, and the white space left by shelves that are not full is very visually pleasing.
The shelf works well on its own or in multiples, like this set of three.
This shelf is so attractive that it's certainly not just for books. Display a collection for a thoughtful vertical display, or mix sculptural objects in with shelves of books.
It also works very well with mid-century modern icons and contemporary furniture.
This space-saver is great for keeping all of your favorite bedtime reading neat and organized.