Who doesn't enjoy a good shelf? I love 'em!
I spend hours thinking of new ways to use shelving and storage throughout my home and in my makeovers. I know. It's silly. I can't help myself.
The way they can add architectural interest to a boxy room is exciting to me. Plus, I love that you can use your shelving as a way to personally curate books, artwork, collections or anything else. Also, you can keep changing the look of the room by moving and organizing the items on your shelves in a new way! Perfect for a guy who is constantly moving the furniture. Moving books around on a shelf is much easier on the back.
In my day, I've done a few makeovers now and then that involved said shelving.
Here are a few example of what I am talking about.
When I tackled this makeover, I was thrilled to find out that the couple was game to shelving that felt a little out of the ordinary. By using two different types of stain colors on this custom wall shelving, I was able to create a layered look. The addition on muted earth tones as well as texture, kept the contemporary family room from looking too austere and more inviting. Storage and shelving doesn't have to be boring.
Just because you have a family room that pretty much is all kids all the time, doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice style. When I started working on this room the main goal was to create storage zones that were kid friendly and also inspired them to want to be organized. Tall order. Using fun graphics, easily accessible colorful bins, as well as keeping the funrnishing comfortable and durable definitely helped with the overall plan. Also, I designed the TV/Media cabinet to store two televisions and tons of gaming stuff! I LOVE it when function doesn't have to be ignored when you're creating your own personal style!
This dining room had a tiny closet and a whole lot o' potential. The bachelor pad was going to turn into an entertaining space with bar storage that was not only blingy, but a little unexpected. I crashed through the closet and kept crashing to open it up completely. I designed a built in bar/storage/buffet area and filled it with glass tiles, hand poured concrete counter, custom built cabinetry and floating glass shelves--Not a look for everyone, but perfect for the guy who lives here.
When you're tackling your own storage/design nooks, think about your personal style before you succumb to the ordinary. Use creativity to make it your own!