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I'm a huge fan of big, open spaces, but without definition, they can be unruly - not to mention that they often lack storage space. A room dividing bookshelf, like this one, solves both problems, adding storage while breaking the space into manageable "rooms" without sacrificing the open feeling.
Kit Pollard added this to The Shelf Project
This photo makes me sigh and think "if only." I love shelves that you can see clear through and these are a fantastic way to divide a room.
In this example floor-to-ceiling storage also defines one side of a space, but it also acts as a divider. This modern and minimal space is enlivened by the objects that the owners place on these shelves.
Becky Harris added this to Modern Icons: The Egg Chair
The Egg can do crisp and white very well.
Shawn Gauthier added this to Create Page-Turning Design with Books
If you do have a large bookshelf, don’t use it as a catch-all: instead, think about the display. The placement of this bookshelf could easily work to separate these two rooms, but by leaving empty areas between the books, the entire space becomes conjoined. Because the shelves are white like the ceiling and walls, they blend in and almost create an optical illusion of floating books. Very clever.

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Polished concrete
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the bookshelf idea in front of the middle window
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the gorgeous floor!
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!!! Porche asi
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room divider
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re upholster couch to be cleaner like this
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Bookcase as room divider, accessible from both sides.
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Bigger separation plus shelving. I like the scale
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nice look, but would want thicker slats
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I like the celing
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January 31, 2014
Shelves as room divider
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January 21, 2014
sofa sweet as fk
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book shelf room divider
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Ideal workspace conversion to a bedroom. Modular furniture
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concrete floor and layout
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Airy shelves
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grey floor
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do this as rail across LR but half height
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room divider bookcase
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September 16, 2013
Bookcase as room divider :)
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September 14, 2013
Love everything about it
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Shelves divider
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Using bookcases as room dividers
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Nice idea for cookbooks in butlers pantry?
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room divider
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floor to ceiling windows and room dividing bookcase
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Sleek white
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idea for dividing living/dining areas
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The book shelf
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March 22, 2013
love the airy shelving/room divider
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Love this look!
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Cement flooring
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Book casemas dividers
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March 5, 2013
white is cool
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Library shelves
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February 8, 2013
entire wall of storage
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outside inside concept
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gray andwhite
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January 11, 2013
bookcase wall
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January 5, 2013
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January 3, 2013
beautiful and open
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December 19, 2012
Room divider bookshelves
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OPEN up window wall and fix patio - maximize assets in place! Floor to ceiling windows/doors
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living of kitchen floor to ceiling windows
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shelves, glass, white interior
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is there opaque glass there...i like it.
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clear contemporary look
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room divider
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October 3, 2012
white shelves with large white furniture
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design and color scheme
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White shelves, gray floor
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7-white...The adornments give the color
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white ..the adornments give the color
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The clinical purity and simplicity will inspire serenity for a long time.
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room divider
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love the look! if in light wood
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master bedroom divider
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horizontal lines of bookcases with vertical lines of glass windows
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Bookcase and floor
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Bookcase idea for den
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The modern couch
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June 23, 2012
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backs off of bookcases
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June 3, 2012
Beautiful library
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cement floor
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See through sheving
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Polished cement floor
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floor to ceiling open shelf storage
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Librero como divisor
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February 2, 2012
contemporary library
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January 28, 2012
Love it!!!
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January 23, 2012
modern, open
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January 21, 2012
It's chic and also being an ideal living room for me
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Crisp white egg chair
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December 3, 2011
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November 17, 2011
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October 25, 2011
THIS IS MY SALA! Minimalist. Stark white. Edgy with some pop of color. And polished cement floor!
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October 24, 2011
Ahhhhh! Massive bookshelf!
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October 23, 2011
Modern minimalism
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October 21, 2011
Naturally lit space divided by book shelving
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September 19, 2011
El librero divisor
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September 12, 2011
Space Defining
Judy added this to Bookshelves - Cupboards
September 12, 2011
If you do have a large bookshelf, don’t use it as a catch-all: instead, think about the display. The placement of this bookshelf could easily work to separate these two rooms, but by leaving empty areas between the books, the entire space becomes conjoined. Because the shelves are white like the ceiling and walls, they blend in and almost create an optical illusion of floating books. Very clever.
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Paula's house
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August 29, 2011
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August 25, 2011
Pas mal pour séparer 2 pièces sans clore par un mur.......
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August 23, 2011
Beautiful open concept
rmichan added this to rmichan's Favorites
August 12, 2011
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July 13, 2011
the windows are crazy!
stephendavis added this to Our house
July 10, 2011
Good open shelving for room divider.
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July 9, 2011
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July 1, 2011
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July 1, 2011
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June 30, 2011
Nice library/reading room
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June 30, 2011
Open airy and good shelving
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June 29, 2011
Simplicity of white
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June 29, 2011
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June 29, 2011
sofa modulos
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June 29, 2011
I love how the shelves really dominate the space, but still complement the overall flow.
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June 29, 2011
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June 29, 2011
room divider shelves
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June 29, 2011
white room
gretna01 added this to Shelves
June 29, 2011
In this example floor-to-ceiling storage also defines one side of a space, but it also acts as a divider. This modern and minimal space is enlivened by the objects that the owners place on these shelves.
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June 28, 2011
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June 28, 2011
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June 28, 2011
Built in
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June 28, 2011
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May 27, 2011
Floating shelves? Awesome!
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May 27, 2011
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May 11, 2011
pared chimenea
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April 28, 2011
PHOEBE like it.^_^
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March 28, 2011
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March 27, 2011
Ma corner
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March 27, 2011
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March 27, 2011
grey, white, light brown decking
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March 27, 2011
It shows real nature and people can have relaxation in that lovely place/room
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March 27, 2011
SUPER DUPER LIKE the plain stark white walls, linear and simple furniture, the slate floor and the colorful books!
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March 25, 2011
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white square sectional
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March 1, 2011
Livros na divisória
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January 10, 2011
sectional sofa
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December 7, 2010
love this couch
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wall of books
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December 1, 2010
open floor plan, wall of windows
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December 1, 2010
open plan and shelves to the ceiling! But I would fill it with turkish rugs and eclectic pieces of furniture.
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October 25, 2010
Can't have this but so cool....
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open feeling, white, lots of green outside and open bookshelf
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similar view
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bookcases ( also for rented rooms)
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