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October 23, 2014
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I know this is late, but would anyone know where to get those fabulous
October 10, 2013
marjovea4 wrote:
I'm also in love with the lucite chair...where to buy? anyone?
September 11, 2011
mar1 wrote:
OMG! love the acrylic slipper chair! Where/who do I contact to get???

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This image sums up my favorite way to display books - in conjunction with other objets d'arts. These busy stacks of books are perfectly balanced by clean Asian-influenced sculptures.
Kit Pollard added this to Think in 3-D: Decorating with Sculpture
My love for books as a design element is well established - and here I absolutely love how they're mixed with cool sculptures that look like they might be high-end travel souvenirs. This wall tells a million stories - it's a great conversation-starter.
Kit Pollard added this to The Shelf Project
I'm a fan of shelves that are painted in contrasting colors. In my house, if I decide not to go the wallpaper route, I'll definitely paint the back of my shelves a different color than the shelves themselves. In this case, I especially like how the backgrounds are slightly different shades. Not enough that the difference is jarring, or distracts from what's displayed, but just enough to be interesting.
A great trick to remember when you are displaying books on a bookshelf is that you can also display other objects with them. The sculptures and vases here make the bookcase more of an art display than merely a place to stick your books.
ds design studio added this to Cozy Contemporary Living Spaces
These rows of books and art reveal the personality of the homeowner, adding familiarity and coziness. Furniture is grouped together to encourage friendly conversation.
Shoshana Gosselin added this to 19 Double-Duty Living Rooms
Add chunky large open shelves and you can display both books and custom art pieces for both a library to read in and a living room full of interest.
ds design studio added this to Put Your Collection on Show
In a bookcase. To break up all the rows of books,integrate your art collection into your shelves.
Scheer & Co. added this to Give Your Home Some Global Style
If you don't have a large collection of something, combining the interesting pieces you have among books is a good way to get the well-traveled look.

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Love bookshelves and arrangement.
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Need to get more creative with my book shelves.
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Sectional against bookcase is super comfy looking and great place for art too!
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bookcase display/books nicely balanced
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Vinci | Hamp Architects If you don't have a large collection of something, combining the interesting pieces you have among books is a good way to get the well-traveled look.
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the lucite chair
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the chair, the chair is just gorgeous I'm the chair, want the chair. where can i get this chair???
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Gives me a great visual of what I want my bookcase to look like
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don't know about the black shelves, but likrbthe painted part behind. wonder if the paint would be seen though...
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Arrangement of books and objects d'art
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sofa placed in front of the book shelves
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Add chunky large open shelves and you can display both books and custom art pieces for both a library to read in and a living room full of interest.
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!!!! Case and collections
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Use bookshelves across the entire back wall?
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Large format bookshelves
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Wall back
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varying spaces and thickness of wood shelves
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various sizes and shapes for art
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this is smart - if you want to display objects on a shelf the display sections should be backed with dark color and the book sections should be open. nice contrast
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living room/library space
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Bookshelves behind sofa
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Likw the shelves
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nice look
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Formal living changed to more livable modern room
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Also like the interspersed sculptures
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uneven shelves
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Things to fill up book shelves until there are books!
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Artwork plus books, good combo
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The selves would not only add style, but all the space saved by making selves would save me from a lot of headaches.
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arange of sculptures and books
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display shelf case
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Back color of bookcase
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Open shelving.
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