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Montage: 34 Rooms with Art on Bookshelf Fronts

By now you know we have a lot of artwork. We’ve been diligent about hanging, but there are plenty of pieces propped against the wall, and worse, hiding in cabinets and behind furniture, but in some cases we’ve gotten creative. While we haven’t hung art on the fronts of our built in bookshelves, I did recently grab a hammer and nail to hang a lovely nude drawing by Chaim Gross on the frame of the bay window in the living room. I love the way it adds a touch of color and movement to an otherwise bland surface. (The blinds have got to go.)

BACK BAY BOSTON LIVING ROOM STYLECARROT

My Back Bay living room

In related news, my second blog post for Wayfair went live today: “8 Ways to Display Art.” Today’s post is taken from tip #6: Be Brave with Bookshelves. Here are 34 rooms that do just that. Would you try it? Here’s a secret. . . we mounted our flat screen television to the bookshelves in the family room. Didn’t think the shelves would still be functional, but they’re actually fine for DVDs.

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Skona Hem

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Blair Voltz Clarke • Lonny

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Jan Showers

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Home of chef Alex HitzHouse Beautiful

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Home of designer Lindsey BondHouse Beautiful
Photograph by  Jonny Valiant

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Michael S. SmithElle Decor

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Home of Bruce Glickman and Wilson Henley
Elle Decor

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Carrier & CompanyElle Decor
Photographed by William Waldron

CELERIE KEMBLE LIBRARY WITH ABSTRACT ART

Celerie Kemble

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Photographed by Tria Giovan

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Restoring a House in the City by Ingrid Abramovitch

MILES REDD PINK AND BLACK ROOM

Miles Redd

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Eric Cohler

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Pottery Barn

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Mr. Peacock • Design*Sponge

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Fernando Bengoechea of Markham Roberts

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Lonny

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Lonny

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Home of Libertine clothing designer Johnson Hartig
LA Times

KATIE RIDDER BLUE BUILT IN BOOKSHELVES

Katie Ridder

KATIE LYDON DINING ROOM LIBRARY BOOKSHELVES

Katie Lydon

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Elle Decor

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20×200 for West Elm

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Canadian House & Home

Douglas Friedman for Domino Magazine

Domino

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Domino

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Domino

PURPLE PAINTED BUILT IN BOOKSHELVES HARPER

Lindsey Coral Harper, LCH Interiors

BOOKSHELF HEADBOARD ABSTRACT ART BHG

Better Homes & Gardens

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL CAROL CURTIS SARAH NORWOOD GUEST ROOM

Carol Curtis and Sarah Norwood • House Beautiful

VICTORIA PEARSON LIBRARY WHITE ARMCHAIRS

Photographed by Victoria Pearson for Martha Stewart

TAMZIN GREENHILL BLACK WALLS BOOKSHELVES STUDY

Tamzin Greenhill

 

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Montage: 40 Painted Built-In Bookshelves

Montage: 32 Interiors with Nude Artwork

Montage: 44 Interiors with Oversize Artt

 

 

 

 

 

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Carrot Currency: 20 Spring Shoes and 15 Rooms to Match

I put  together this design/fashion post to welcome Macy’s to the site. I thought it would be fun to pair colorful  spring shoes from the department store with 15 my favorite rooms. (I mean, what’s better than shoes and interior design, right, especially when someone pays you look at it!) I found some really cute looks.

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The chambray walls set a casual tone in this  room designed by Jamie Drake. But it’s not without glamor, thanks to the brass side tables and lamps and sleek loveseat with celery green tufted cushion. The trio of summery patterns adds back major, summery fun.  SHOES: INC International Concepts Belvin Slingback Wedges ($80.10) and INC International Concepts Roslin Wedges ($59.99) .

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I found this crisp, summery room on the blog Bright, Bold, Beautiful. The turquoise and green scheme are exactly that of our house on the Cape; a combo I never get tired of. I love the glass lamp and the fun painted floor paired with the more glam mirrored nightstand. SHOE: Jessica Simpson Evangela Platforms ($110).

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Another turquoise and lime palette, this one by New York City-based designer Katie Ridder, who is one of my favorites. This is her parent’s dining room, and appears in her book. I love the more formal dining furniture and chandelier in this clearly summery locale. SHOE: Ivanka Trump Halyn Wedge Espadrille ($150)

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This Moroccan-inspired kitchen by Rum Interior Design, sourced from Apartment Therapy, is beautiful, with its soaring ceilings, painted cabinetry, and gorgeous tile work. SHOE: Fergie Shoes Corsage Sandals ($129.95).

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Chambray and white cotton duck is softened with a light wood coffee table and a series of pretty, uniformly framed artworks. Photo from Coastal Living magazine. SHOE: Ivanka Trump Lark Wedge Espadrille Cork Wedges ($135).

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This clear blue and white room with glossy black accents from House to Home magazine is perfection. I adore the George Nelson pendants, bentwood chairs, leafy wallpaper, and black-framed sliding door. SHOE: Jessica Simpson Malika Platforms ($98).

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I’ve always liked this tailored bedroom designed by Lynn Morgan and featured in Connecticut Cottages & Gardens magazine. The preppy colors and monogram pillow is tempered by the Rothko-like abstract art. SHOE: GUESS Tabari2 Patent Wedges with Studs ($99).

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Another orange room I like, this one designed by Atlanta-based lovely Melanie Turner. Great horse triptych and love the whimsical floral rug. SHOES: Mia Shoes Renegade Wedges ($47.20) and Nine West Larysa Gold Metallic Croc Platform Cork Wedges ($79).

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This bedroom is incredibly wonderful. Though the individual pieces are more fussy than I usually go for, I adore the way everything is put together, resulting in a brilliant outcome. Sophisticated and glam but not the least bit fussy. I love that there’s what looks to be a quirky black & white photo over the bed, showing that the designer/inhabitant doesn’t take things too seriously. SHOE: Ivanka Trump Violette Patent Slingback Pumps with Bow ($135).

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This art deco style wallpaper of stylized leaves is black and taupe is wonderful. Who knew black lacquer dining chairs could work so well? Los Angeles design firm From the Desk of Lola, obviously. The rug adds an air of relaxedness, and the brass sconces draws the eye up to the arched doorway. SHOE: GUESS Nancille Peep Toe Lace Platform Pumps ($79.20).

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Gold looks almost comfy when used with off-white walls, plain furniture and a well-worn wood floor. Hanging empty frames within frames is genius. Must hunt for some on eBay. Photo from Living Etc. SHOE: Badgley Mischka Lissa Gold Metallic Evening Pump with Rosette ($245).

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Kelly Wearstler at her best, with art deco inspired wallpaper that brings to mind a candy-colored dream world. A normally groovy sort of lamp is elevated with a brass finish, the perfect accompaniment to the gold keepsake box and perfume bottles. SHOES: CL by Laundry In Stride Cork Wedge ($59) and Marc Fisher Crank Gold Metallic Cork Wedges ($69).

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Super fun and brightly colored room (a guest room perhaps?) by New York designer Robyn Karp. I wish I knew the trick to making so many different patterns work so well together. I also love those built in lacquered drawers and shelves. SHOES: Steve Madden Beasst Platform Pumps ($99) and Dr. Scholl’s Iris Thongs with Rosette ($45).

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A pair of purple pillows and deeply saturated landscape painting in shades of violet and red pick up on the colors in the gorgeous floral rug. There’s just enough color t0 seriously prettify an otherwise plain white room, featured in Elle Decor. SHOES: Steve Madden Beasst Platform Pumps ($99) and SHOES: Steve Madden Traisie Platform Pumps ($89).

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This room is an old favorite from Domino, with dark purple walls and serious suzani drapery. SHOE: Steve Madden Pammyy Ikat Platform Wedges ($99).

 

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Get the Look: Bookshelf Bazaar

Jen S. asks: “Have you ever noticed that most bookshelves are really ugly? I think I’ve finally found a pair that I like, but the whole category of furnishing is due for a revamp. Or maybe truly stylish people don’t use them?”

These bookshelves are clean, functional, stylish:

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SHOPPING GUIDE
Brave Space Design Tetrad Mega Shelving, $700 – $3,500 at Design Public
Fabric Magazine Holder, $16.95 at Tiny Living
Madison Loop Ladder Bookshelf, $129.99 at Target
Blu Dot Chicago 3 Box Shelf, $799 at Design Public
Trig Five-Shelf Bookcase, $169 at CB2
Index Four Bookcase, $3,200 at Design Within Reach.
Kartell Bookworm Bookshelf, $1,148.46 at All Modern
Flybrary Bookshelf by Umbra, $31.50 at Umbra
Steel Book Truck, $223 at US Library Furniture
10 Thomas Wold Block Party Book Case, $3,990 at Design Public
11 Hancock Bookcase, $199 at CB2
12 Quad Bookshelf, $1999 at Generate
13 Cadman Spine Bookcase, $169 at West Elm
14 Vitra Self Cabinet, from $685 at Unica Home
15 Ginko Shelving by Iannone Design, $1775.00 – $3550.00 at PlushPod
16 Array Bookcase, $189 at CB2
17 Graphic Pop Bookcase, $499 at PB Teen
18 Opus Shelving System, $495 at Design Within Reach
19 Acrylic Bookcase, $3,920.00 at PlushPod
20 Corner Me Shelving, $498 at Design Within Reach
21 Warwick Double Bookcase, $245 at Stacks and Stacks
22 Treku Bookcase, $1,150 at Design Within Reach
23 Cubitec Shelving, $245 – $265, at Design Within Reach
24 BERGSBO Bookcase, $279 at IKEA
25 Offi Ply Grid Shelf, $299 at Modern Seed
26 Sapien Bookcase, $198 – $298 at Design Within Reach
27 Illuzine Magazine Rack, $31.50 at Umbra
28 Scaffold Bookcase, $399 CB2
29 Spine Wood Bookcase, $179 at West Elm
30 Boom Hive Cube, $ at 2modern
31 Kartell Lovely Rita Bookshelf, $293.56 at All Modern Lighting
32 Blu Dot D2 Utility Shelving, from $569 at Design Public
33 Hivemindesign Tier Shelving, $7,200.00 at 2modern

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Montage: 36 Rooms with Bookshelves

Almost nothing makes me happier than a pile of books. Some people keep a stash of chocolate in the back of the cupboard (okay, I do that too); I get nervous when my row of unread books gets too short. Here are homes whose owners also seem to revel in reading.
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Photos: Margaret McCurry in Architectural Digest; Ondine Karady; Desire To Inspire; Foley & Cox; Ryan Korban; Delson or Sherman Architects; The Selby; This Ain’t No Disco; Cookie; Flickr – strictly_phals; Brian Atwood in Elle Decor; stylist Michele Michael; Colombe Stevens; Lily Diallo in Domino; Guido Barbagelata; M. Design; Domino; Marie Claire Maison; unidentified source; Domino; Flickr – kristyhall; Rachel Smith; Patric Johansson in Skona Hem; John Stefanon Design; M. Design; Desire To Inspire; Cookie; Domino; Pierre Yovanovitch; Flickr – Simon Aughton; Gamota residence; Gamota residence; Erin Gates; Eric Roth’s studio; M.Design; Apartment Therapy; Desire To Inspire; Flickr – chotda; Desire To Inspire; Absolutely Beautiful Things.

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