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Vinci Hamp Architects Chicago contemporary-living-room

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Margaret Everton added this to Ten Atmospheres To Get a Kid To Read
Making books an integral part of design, especially in common areas like this living room, keeps literature on the forefront of children's minds. It shows priority (and, as is shown here, awe-inspiring aesthetic).
A piano might also be a sign of broader culture interests. This room reflects that. The art on the walls, the many books, the space for conversation, the souvenirs from travels and the table for doing various projects all come together in one room to allow for maximum creativity.
Margaret Everton added this to White Chic Done Right
Soft whites throughout this room help keep things from feeling too cluttered. A soft yellow enters into the white, creating a light buttery scheme to pair with the dark and varied furniture throughout.
John Hill added this to 24 Amazing Walls of Books
One end of this large living space is covered in shelves that are books interspersed with sculptures; the former are open to the lightly shaded wall, while the former has a dark backing that helps the objects stand out.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Ileana Lopez added this to ileana_lopez9445318's Ideas
January 29, 2015
dcorrell added this to Open Spaces
January 12, 2015
wall of books
polwrek added this to bookcase
January 10, 2015
theproudnest added this to Hamsi - Media room
January 6, 2015
Bookshelf design
15westnyc added this to 15westnyc's Ideas
December 7, 2014
Nice mix of books and objects, coloring backing of shelves to set off each to advantage.
kskaye added this to Library
December 7, 2014
Display and color variation in shelving clor
annewojtu added this to annewojtu's Ideas
December 7, 2014
Mur bibliotheque
foxypotatohead added this to foxypotatohead's ideas
November 29, 2014
NICE rom for comfiness and for entertaining...books and display are beautifully balanced with fine art accents and 3D works
Lina Vismantiene added this to Library
November 29, 2014
Spinta - sienos spalva uz lentynos
Jennifer Gates added this to Flooring
November 6, 2014
Office, library perfection
benthum added this to benthum's Ideas
September 14, 2014
Wall to wall custom shelves
murphles added this to backyard
September 1, 2014
wall of books/art
Thibaut Raffard added this to thibaut_raffard's ideas
August 14, 2014
organisation de la pièce
thomasmccartn added this to House ideas
August 13, 2014
katepineo added this to Living Room
August 13, 2014
Spacing of shelves, varied backgrounds allow objects to stand out
lesleyarmson added this to lesleyarmson's Ideas
August 3, 2014
Full wall
doktor added this to ozgunasrin's Ideas
July 6, 2014
Güzel kütüphane
rpartlow added this to Bookcase
June 28, 2014
rpartlow added this to rpartlow's ideas
June 28, 2014
checkvalve added this to Family Room
May 30, 2014
Natsuko Watanabe added this to living room
March 1, 2014
Book shelf
tilmarhou added this to tilmarhou's ideas
February 2, 2014
jad25 added this to jad25's ideas
January 28, 2014
in my dreams i'd have a full wall like this!
nwtg added this to circle513’s ideas
January 22, 2014
jet painting like tom swift or popular mech
caseyhr added this to basement shelving
January 3, 2014
black is dramatic.. not warm though
kokhui6488 added this to kokhui6488's ideas
December 29, 2013
book shelf
isabellussier added this to Sejour
December 14, 2013
nancy1488 added this to living room library
November 24, 2013
books interspersed with sculptures
tennysonluke added this to lukes interiors
November 23, 2013
Book shelf
rbedd added this to Shelving
November 8, 2013
Why not?
carlamwac added this to Living Room Ideas
November 8, 2013
I would like to have one wall of shelves and bookshelves. This may be a good solution to a wall that will have little to no windows. This is also where we would put the tv.
Deep And Hana added this to Madhav
November 5, 2013
Curios n sculptures in between cuts the monotony.
Marisa Herbert added this to POSABILITIES FOR TOKOROA HOME
November 3, 2013
intheriver_2 added this to Val's office
November 3, 2013
Notice wall color behind books vs. wood behind objects
Angella Jaswinsky added this to angella_jaswinsky's ideas
October 8, 2013
Open space for other stuff
cecilines added this to cecilines's Ideas
October 6, 2013
De pared a pared
Krad Barrin added this to living room
October 5, 2013
different back wall colors depending on shelf contents
liana9 added this to liana9's Ideas
September 30, 2013
panoramica sala intima. estante e sofas
mirosgrs added this to kitchen
September 30, 2013
estudio p
kayakboy added this to New House Interiors
September 25, 2013
book wall
yamich49 added this to books
September 18, 2013
love the bookshelves and open space
fwashington added this to living room
September 15, 2013
pgdawson added this to pgdawson's ideas
September 12, 2013
shows different ways we could arrange the shelves.
paula_hatch added this to Bookcases
September 3, 2013
Mixture of dark and light backgrounds
trafford58 added this to trafford58's Ideas
September 2, 2013
jmpjmp added this to library
August 21, 2013
Note use of light and dark shelf backings.
jennes added this to jennes's ideas
August 17, 2013
But even taller
rylanddooley added this to bookcases
August 13, 2013
black shelves with white background
alianglais added this to Front room
August 13, 2013
Creative room. Maybe a bookshelf?
lelicavalcanti added this to lelicavalcanti's ideas
August 12, 2013
mchang5150 added this to mchang5150's Ideas
August 11, 2013
art and books
rnbruby added this to rnbruby's Ideas
August 11, 2013
Lighted cutout in built in study.
Tessa Drummond added this to shelves
August 8, 2013
black shelves?
pedlking97 added this to Debs dreams
July 23, 2013
teevo9 added this to teevo9's Ideas
July 19, 2013
Deco for bookshelves
rsfguy added this to library
July 15, 2013
black bookcases with areas to place sculptures of interest
lindafmg added this to Library Design
July 8, 2013
Library--One end of this large living space is covered in shelves that are books interspersed with sculptures; the former are open to the lightly shaded wall, while the former has a dark backing that helps the objects stand out.
Margaret McKenna added this to library
July 7, 2013
Light colour backing for books, dark for ornaments
gujaguja added this to living room
June 26, 2013
Love this
comely added this to bookcases
June 23, 2013
dark middle shelf to make objects stand out.
adelehoet added this to adelehoet's Ideas
June 6, 2013
Book shelf
mummied added this to mummied's Ideas
June 2, 2013
Wall of shelves
eenderling added this to Library/music room
May 20, 2013
Dark and lint shelves
sarahlynndozier added this to Random pieces for inspiration
May 9, 2013
no piano
Arbor Construction Group LLC added this to built ins
May 5, 2013
Built in!
chipchee added this to Matthews Drive
May 4, 2013
love the mix of colors and antiques
americandreamdyn added this to eclectic
April 17, 2013
Loads of book storage
mel6374 added this to Tamworth living area
April 13, 2013
like the non symmetrical book shelf with bigger niches for larger art or sculpture... and lit, too
Robyn Helbard added this to kitchen
March 27, 2013
book wall
jeanphickey added this to Ideas - new place Pittsford?
March 25, 2013
love bookcase
jssrt added this to Living Room Ideas
March 19, 2013
ankit501 added this to ankit501's ideas
March 16, 2013
book shelf
kit_deco added this to kit_deco's ideas
March 16, 2013
tile closet
soflajules added this to Living room
March 8, 2013
Books should be a prominent part of room to encourage reading and show their importance.
kathykcook added this to kathykcook's ideas
March 5, 2013
open bookshelf
gaoxx066 added this to gaoxx066's ideas
March 4, 2013
black bookshelf with bgcolor
gdickinson added this to gdickinson's ideas
March 2, 2013
foryoubeverlyjocreations added this to books
February 27, 2013
Two colors of back of shelves for two different uses
kimberlyhasenberg added this to kimberlyhasenberg's Ideas
February 27, 2013
draegert added this to draegert's Ideas
February 17, 2013
Book and art isplau
xiviro added this to xiviro's Ideas
February 16, 2013
wearisaac added this to wearisaac's Ideas
February 10, 2013
Full wall of shelves
siobhandoherty added this to siobhandoherty's ideas
February 5, 2013
momoandme added this to momoandme's ideas
February 4, 2013
Sallee Ryman added this to library
January 19, 2013
Dark background for feature spaces
DEAR Carolyn added this to dearcarolyn's ideas
January 13, 2013
build in the lights
Deborah Lesnefska added this to Bookcases
January 7, 2013
background wall colors add emphasis
simoannamaria added this to simoannamaria's ideas
January 3, 2013
sunworshipper112 added this to sunworshipper112's Ideas
December 30, 2012
Reading Kids
jshanks added this to library
December 28, 2012
bookcase with sculpures in centers
daveabarrett added this to daveabarrett's Ideas
December 27, 2012
piano and books = culture
Ostojic Krunoslav added this to ostojic_krunoslav's ideas
December 26, 2012
Dar Eckert added this to family room
December 22, 2012
bookcase wall
whirlygurl added this to Shelves&Workspaces
December 2, 2012
wall shelves
suantley added this to suantley's ideas
November 30, 2012
cindt1944 added this to cindt1944's Favorites
November 27, 2012
gabrielitas added this to gabrielitas's ideas
November 18, 2012
Helen Robertson added this to helen_robertson's ideas
November 15, 2012
neat the way the sculptures are highlighted
bejehot added this to kocinsky library
November 11, 2012
Console on wall. Very cool.
Helene Dodge added this to Helene Living Rooms
November 5, 2012
remember books!
patricia37 added this to patricia37's ideas
October 31, 2012
MySQL drram
rhascall added this to Like it
October 29, 2012
Books in living room
averagejoepro added this to Studio
October 23, 2012
Alberto Bassal added this to alberto_bassal's ideas
October 20, 2012
adeane added this to adeane's ideas
October 7, 2012
Bookcase wall
louiseallrich added this to My Office Ideas
October 6, 2012
integration of art into book shelvs
DeBin Du added this to debin_du's ideas
October 3, 2012
L & M Designed Interiors added this to dklegarza's ideas
September 28, 2012
like the different sized openings for accent pieces, as well as books.
amanda_ashmore added this to amanda_ashmore's ideas
September 27, 2012
Mayra Ortega Schultz added this to Sofa
September 27, 2012
misafaye added this to reading room
September 21, 2012
Reading room
nonifer added this to nonifer's ideas
September 20, 2012
I like the idea of using an wntire wall for a bookshelf.
huishue6 added this to huishue6's ideas
September 9, 2012
idea para living
3105 added this to 3105's ideas
September 6, 2012
rdhatt added this to rdhatt's ideas
September 5, 2012
Book shelf
marymooney added this to Living room
August 26, 2012
Bookshelf idea for our living room
tanyadeshields added this to Modern
August 24, 2012
jenellewoodhills added this to jenellewoodhills's ideas
August 17, 2012
for resource center
epking4 added this to epking4's ideas
August 11, 2012
louisianapurchase added this to louisianapurchase's ideas
August 8, 2012
bookcase with different size shelving
tueretingle added this to tueretingle's ideas
August 7, 2012
Books, open layout
Debbie Newman added this to kklaunch's ideas
August 4, 2012
book case behind the piano and eatting table. they did so much with space.
cpillsbury added this to Bookcase Wall
July 25, 2012
mirandaj23 added this to mirandaj23's ideas
July 14, 2012
anniebhu added this to anniebhu's Ideas
July 12, 2012
Randine Dodson added this to randidod's ideas
July 11, 2012
i hate the look of this from the far end of the room.
staceta added this to staceta's ideas
July 11, 2012
self for books and ornaments
gabrielag22 added this to gabrielag22's ideas
July 11, 2012
estanteria al fondo
frangoodrow added this to frangoodrow's ideas
July 4, 2012
sarolta73 added this to living room
July 1, 2012
callista11 added this to callista11's ideas
June 30, 2012
doctor_eagle added this to Living Room Ideas
June 27, 2012
nice bookshelf, open layout
paulafernanda added this to paulafernanda's Favorites
June 25, 2012
montizzles added this to montizzles's Favorites
June 19, 2012
praajek added this to praajek's Favorites
June 18, 2012
paint walls an ivory color
razimiri added this to razimiri's ideas
June 13, 2012
book shelv
noradorado1 added this to living nora dorado
June 3, 2012
smdroxy added this to indoor ideas
May 27, 2012
built ins with contrasting color
icj2fertx added this to icj2fertx's ideas
May 26, 2012
bookcase walls
ssaltwick added this to office ideas
May 26, 2012
Book shelves
modernhouse1 added this to Evelyn Place Ideas
May 23, 2012
Bookcase layout
yoelju added this to library
May 17, 2012
some shelves with backing, some without. Sculptures
deldig added this to deldig's Favorites
May 16, 2012
Bookcase wall
larak added this to Living Room
May 12, 2012
bmelcher added this to bmelcher's ideas
May 9, 2012
making space on the shelves for artwork
vfuller added this to vfuller's Favorites
May 4, 2012
sweetypup added this to library/shelving
April 15, 2012
one color behind books another behind art
toodamany added this to toodamany's ideas
April 14, 2012
mphillips14 added this to mphillips14's ideas
April 12, 2012
Nice book space - - - they don't overwhelm the rest of the room
banniekwan added this to banniekwan's Favorites
April 4, 2012
Classic design casa pepe
drlo added this to drlo's Favorites
April 1, 2012
This one also
Harvest House Craftsmen added this to harvesthouse's ideas
March 24, 2012
Table and chairs
lachy added this to lachy's ideas
March 13, 2012
Living room
princesspetunia added this to princesspetunia's Favorites
March 8, 2012
dotty_dot added this to dotty_dot's Favorites
February 26, 2012
fahselts added this to fahselts's ideas
February 22, 2012
wall of books with spaces
ndebruyn added this to ndebruyn's ideas
February 20, 2012
dindv added this to dindv's Favorites
February 9, 2012
lizraterman added this to lizraterman's Favorites
February 8, 2012
Love this!!
streev added this to MA
February 5, 2012
Стеллаж, на который можно разместить и книги, и вазочки итп
mek76 added this to mek76's Favorites
February 2, 2012
Nice wall of books
streev added this to streev's Favorites
February 1, 2012
mcbm added this to mcbm's Favorites
January 31, 2012
ritainc added this to ritainc's Favorites
January 30, 2012
nana22boys added this to miscellaneous
January 28, 2012
mkd3838 added this to mkd3838's ideas
January 28, 2012
color reference: use of lighter colored furniture
lorellemcdonald added this to lorellemcdonald's Favorites
January 28, 2012
Bookshelf (mix of books & objects). Also some shelves are open to show colour of back wall, others are closed with a darker backing.
jeanne7 added this to jeanne7's ideas- living room
January 26, 2012
shelving ideas
1945 added this to 1945's ideas
January 26, 2012
sculpture has differant accent background
marykate added this to marykate's ideas
January 26, 2012
glass and books
haliepstein added this to haliepstein's Favorites
January 26, 2012
erniebw added this to studybw
January 25, 2012
mix display area with one wall bookshelf
Leslie Sydnor added this to leslie_sydnor's ideas
January 25, 2012
Light wall and dark display area
hclaridge added this to hclaridge's Favorites
January 25, 2012
idea for basement space
ekonar added this to ekonar's ideas
January 25, 2012
books rather than closed cabinetry warms up the space.
denisebwalker added this to denisebwalker's ideas
January 25, 2012
nikasamofrakiiskaia added this to nikasamofrakiiskaia's ideas
January 25, 2012
приятное место
marynick added this to living room
January 25, 2012
wall corner in dining room
snakes added this to snakes's ideas
January 25, 2012
More good book shelves
Salt Creek Interior Design LLC added this to living rooms
January 25, 2012
Combination book and art shelves
erinbwelch added this to Good Ideas
January 25, 2012
Bookcases - some open / some with backing to display art.
myrumba added this to myrumba's ideas
January 25, 2012
Bookshelf back wall change
tanoa added this to tanoa's ideas
January 25, 2012
reinaholtzman added this to Living Area
January 25, 2012
open living area
jzumbo added this to jzumbo's Favorites
January 25, 2012
bookcases in large room with sculptures and books interspersed
sherrypery added this to sherrypery's Favorites
January 25, 2012
Vases between the shelves
calkelley added this to office
January 25, 2012
books with sculptures; wood backing with wall backing
dprincec added this to dprincec's Favorites
January 25, 2012
Dark shelving against white walls
aca1998 added this to aca1998's ideas
January 25, 2012
Wall with book shelves.
burrbabe added this to burrbabe's ideas
January 25, 2012
paint on wall behind shelves is different for books vs. objects, contrast makes objects attract the eye.
fortneck added this to fortneck's ideas
January 25, 2012
I like the different shelve sizes
Leaf Green Productive Landscapes added this to Ideas
January 25, 2012
Nice shelving
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