I have an inexpensive IKEA bookshelf that has been completely neglected since the day we moved into our new place, back in October. So, I thought it was about time I tackle this area and put together another style tips post. If your bookshelf looks anything like this one, read on for five simple steps to a perfectly styled bookcase in minutes.
This beige and basic living room went through quite the overhaul, complete with a custom made bookshelf and library ladder. The floor plan is still the same, but the overall vibe is completely different. You are going to want to see this one.
We've had they yea or nay discussion about spool coffee tables before. That argument sort of ended in a toss up. Opinions ran from 'garbage-in-the-living-room' to 'love it'. So, how about this
Remember Shawn Soh's sweet tree bookcase? Jordi Mila's Wisdom Tree takes the idea in a slightly Tim Burton direction. It's made of wood, acetate
This tree bookcase's creator, Shawn Soh, was inspired by a memory of folding pieces of paper and tucking them between the branches of a tree.
But the Swedish manufaktürer isn't the only one gettin' in on some customized Billy-ness. For year, decorators, DIYsters, and other Ikea Hackers have been given these classics some color and flair. The Guardian Online has...
The Billy Case System, the world's most sold bookshelves [I got four, how many do you?] is turning thirty this year. To celebrate? Ikea is releasing a book to celebrate its release: "Billy, 30 Jahre Jung."
You don't even need Swedish 101 to figure the title out, but if you have passed your intro to German courses, here's some text from Stilsucht: "BILLY – das meistverkaufte Regal der Welt. 41 Millionen StuÌˆck sind bisher eingeladen...
The designer of these shelves considered the lateral forces that affect the construction of a typical bookcase. He or she concluded that the majority of a standard bookcase's structure was dedicated to resisting those lateral forces.
Studio Proxy married two utilitarian bookcases and birthed something rather extraordinary. Dubbed 'King of Siam' the offspring puts its prosaic parental units to shame.
The Oblique by Moooi is described as a ‘modern designer bookcase’ but can be used to display art or photos as well. It’s available in lacquered MDF or solid oak. No dimensions are given for the one pictured here, but I’d start with a standard 4' x 8' sheet of MDF or plywood and cut it down to the size of my choosing. (Maybe 4' x 6'?) Add to that some 2" x 2"s and you could have a very good--and inexpensive--reproduction.