shelf dimensions. - Your work is always a stand-out on Houzz. I love how you manage space and light. That said: how deep are the bookcase shelves? I'm haggling with our contractor & my husband over 9 and 3/4 inch shelves vs. 8 inch shelves. Thanks for stepping into this! »
Can you provide details of the under- or in-shelf lighting? - I see that the objects are illuminated from below on the upper shelf and from above on the lower shelf. Do you have a source for that type of lighting? Thanks! »
Library Ladder - I contacted Putnam Ladders which you recommended to one of the other questions but they said that they did not make this ladder & they don't use the metal rails on their ladders like the one in the photo. the library ladder in the photo is perfect for my project & I would so appreciate knowing your source. Thank you so much for your kind response. By the way, you've given me inspiration for the loft in my house where I would otherwise have not been as creative. Thanks again. Rainey, Naples, FL »
8. This floor-to-ceiling bookshelf is the perfect way to turn part of a living room into a library. Houzzers loved the rolling ladder and the clever addition of built-in display shelves to show off collections or other tchotchkes.
This wall of books is designed with an integral railing for a rolling ladder as well as lighting for two horizontal openings used for displaying objects. In proportion and execution the shelves are minimal yet elegant.
You don't need built-ins (rows of matching Billy bookcases from Ikea will do the trick), but they do look good, don't they? And books are their own form of decor, adding color, texture and personality to a room (and to a person, for that matter).