Work with Height Add tall shelves to take advantage of every available space. This office by architect David Mann also functions as a library, where custom shelving units provide enough space for books, photos, and decorative pieces.
Create Layers on Shelves-- In addition to height, consider depth when decorating shelves. Use stand up trays, pretty plates and pieces of art as the backdrop for your arrangement, then work your way out from there. After you've placed the largest, tallest items as anchors at the back of the shelf, 'layer smaller, shorter objects in front of them. The resulting assemblage will invite viewers to linger a while, discovering new layers.
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