Displaying posts labeled "Shelving"

Book storage

Posted on Fri, 13 Jul 2012 by KiM

I love books and magazines. I have a pretty healthy collection, especially of decor magazines (although on black box recycle days I am slowly getting rid of old ones as I don’t think I’ll be referring to decor mags from 2004 anytime). Right now I have a couple of Ikea Expedit shelving units in my bedroom but I have come to the conclusion that I don’t want all that visual clutter and stimulation in a space I am supposed to use to relax in. My favourite book storage area is the dining room – I love how it can look like a library one minute and a dining space the next. Where do you guys store your books?
Book storage always catches my eye when I’m doing blog research and because I haven’t done a themed post in a while I thought I’d find some book storage/shelving photos. (I did a post on this topic a while ago here).



Freunde von Freunden

Bolig Magasinet



The Selby


Nuevo Estilo

Mires Paris

Tyllie Barbosa

Allt i Hemmet

Bolig Magasinet

Ashe + Leandro

Gilles Trillard

Sharon Simonaire


And my all-time favourite, a photo I’ve featured several times already since I first came across it…I love every inch of this space.

Victoria Backman

The architect’s home 1

Posted on Wed, 4 Jul 2012 by midcenturyjo

I’m fascinated by the spaces that architects call home, by the designs they create for themselves. Today I am posting the homes of the principles of Italian architectural studio b-arch. This is the Florentine home of Alessandro Capellaro. 300 old ballot boxes were used to delineate space, provide storage and formed the basis of furniture pieces inside an old carpenter’s workshop. Capellaro’s home explores the nature between the historic and the contemporary, between the empty and the filled and between the new and the re-used. It is a story of what has gone before, what can be re-imagined taking on a new life and what is necessary for the present. It is downright cool.


Posted on Thu, 29 Mar 2012 by midcenturyjo

“Celebrating the poetics and prosaics of the domestic.” Tribe Studio Architects. Energetic, optimistic, simply beautiful. Modern homes with clean lines, clever storage solutions, light, bright, sustainable. Youth and enthusiasm combined with talent. A stellar design combo.

My other dream home

Posted on Thu, 27 Oct 2011 by KiM

I’ve got another property for you from Domus Nova. And this one is a dream! What is not to love about this place? The only thing I can really comment on negatively are those deflated looking sofas, which looks too much like a separated sectional (pet peeve!!). This place rocks. I love the simple kitchen, the concrete floors, the funky lighting, the artwork (I spot THE perfect vintage portrait), the yard, and OMG THAT HALLWAY ‘O BOOKS!!!


Posted on Mon, 3 Oct 2011 by KiM

Love the low bookshelves framing the dining table.

Love this neutral, pretty bedroom.

Love this staircase/desk/shelving.

{All via MICASA}