Need some structure to the ceiling like above, love the built ins. This picture was the inspiration for my kitchen - painted boards, open shelves. Still wishing for a ladder - or a ceiling high enough to need one
Not sure how I feel about the baby-blue shelves. I guess I want bookshelves to be warm, dark, Oxford-y colors. But I love the chandelier and the use of space here. And the ladder.in a just world every library would have, and need, a ladder.
Rows of matching Billy bookcases from Ikea work well here. Consider that the books and accessories offer the pop while the bookcases provide the background. (contemporary living room by Smith & Vansant Architects PC)
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