Bookcase / Fireplace Combos
Trying to get ideas for a specific fireplace surround need... General bookshelves not with fireplaces are under "Bookshelves & Home Libraries."
"C.B.I.D. Home Decor and Design: What is Your Color Palette?" -- Click-through has a nice illustrated post about mostly grays and greens. Shown: "Mesa Verde Tan - Benjamin Moore" -- See a different view of this room (from the dining room) by Amoroso Design here: www.houzz.com/...
C.B.I.D. HOME DECOR and DESIGN: WHAT IS YOUR COLOR PALETTE?
"Reviving a Victorian Home," via "ELLE DECOR" -- "The living room features an 18th-century Chinese cocktail table, an ebonized Regency gilt mirror, and built-in shelves fitted with brass lights by Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort; a silhouette by Kara Walker hangs above the sofa, which is covered in a linen velvet by Cowtan & Tout." -- Love this look!!
Reviving a Victorian Home
"Color Watch: An Idea on how to use Chartreuse!" -- "I think this living room with a chartreuse painted fireplace and the chartreuse trimmed windows [and the back of the bookcases surrounding the fireplace] shows how a little chartreuse can go a long way to make a design impact!"
COCOCOZY: COLOR WATCH: AN IDEA ON HOW TO USE CHARTREUSE!
"Dream Home: Bryn Alexandra," via "La Dolce Vita" -- Source: House Beautiful
La Dolce Vita: Search results for dream home
"Built-In Beauties: A pair of tall, narrow bookshelves flank both sides of the fireplace in this spacious living room. The upper portion of the shelves is used to display books and other collectibles, while the lower part is outfitted with a cabinet to stow away games, DVDs, and more. The brick fireplace surround adds a dash of rough, stony texture."
Traditional Living Room - Photos - BHG.com
"15 Clever Ways to Decorate Your Non-Working Fireplace" -- Shown: Color-coordinated books.
This "tv above mantel (yellowcapecod)" is one of several bookcase/fireplace combinations in the post "9 Ways to Design Around a TV." -- Several others ideas may be found in the "Home, Media" board (www.pinterest.com...).
9 Ways to Design Around a TV - Centsational Girl
I like the simplicity of the plain ladder for access (in this room, anyway) and I like that I can see another bookcase in the next room! From "desire to inspire -- Down on the farm" -- see another room from this house here: pinterest.com/...
Down on the farm - desire to inspire - desiretoinspire.net
"9 Ways to Design Around a TV" -- From "curating around it," to hiding it, to camouflaging it, to flaunting it; with two or three shots to illustrate each. Great inspirations!
"The library of fashion designer and art collector Kasper’s Manhattan apartment is clad in a teal silk wall covering, which is complemented by a green faux-marble fireplace surround with stainless-steel trim..." [From "20 Inspiring Green Rooms"]