Design trends: bookcases beyond the box

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Curve Appeal

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Square bookcases are so last-season, but organization is always in style. Start the new year off on the right shelf with a little creative organization for all your books and new “stuff” you acquired over the holidays. This large metal bookshelf is not only great for organizing good reads, it doubles as wall art – and appears to defy gravity.

 

Space Savvy

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A shelf in the kitchen right where you need it keeps cookbooks handy within arm’s reach. It’s also an organized way to display small keepsakes while keeping your countertops free of clutter. Connect a series of floating shelves in a custom arrangement that fits perfectly on a wall, big or small, with an artistic flair to boot.

 

Acute Angles

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Don’t be a square! Think outside the bookcase. Store your books straight up on these traditional bookshelves with custom angles. Built-ins always add value and personality to your home and can transform an average room into a favorite space.

 

Staircase Ingenuity

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Sometimes a staircase is just a staircase, except when it doubles as a creative storage space with a desk and a built-in dog bed! Multifunctional is the operative word here and a great way to maximize a small living area. The best part is when you’re entertaining guests, all the doors and drawers shut tight to hide away papers. What messy desk?

 

Geometry Lesson

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Contemporary spaces call for geometric patterns and lines. Create your own set of honeycomb bookcases to hold so much more than geometry textbooks. Honeycomb structures are architecturally sound and aesthetically pleasing for a great combination of function and design. Ask any bee.

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