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  • G Levitt

    love the accessories and i love a built in book case

  • Debra Engstrom

    builtin decor ideas

  • Brandy Eaton

    Great blog about styling bookcases, with lots of examples. New living room built ins?

  • Catherine Cook

    Built in bookshelf styling.

  • Lauren Dowdy

    how to achieve a well styled bookcase {and other design tips} this is great with all my built ins!

  • Molly Mason

    bookcase styling... i like the idea of a built in bookshelf at the end of a hall

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tutorial - how to achieve a well styled bookshelf. The key to good balance is layering from front to back and adding elements at varying heights. Build from the ground up by adding different elements and layers to create an engaging and interesting composition. (multiple photo examples)

Library: Even if you have a lot of books, alternate their position between laying horizontal and vertical, then add accessories throughout – via The Art of Doing Stuff.

this is well arrange, but just too quiet for me. If the inside backs were painted a Chinese red, all of the beigey objects would just pop! They would assume an importance they don't have now. Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray

These shelves are awesome, I love when the shelves disappear against the walls and only the color of the stuff ON the shelves is what really catches your eye. Seems to me its less "great shelves" and more "great stuff!"

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Bookshelfs. You can do no wrong with a bookcase that’s brimming with books, but if you haven’t quite reached total book nerd status, you can flush out that negative space with a few artful accessories to give your shelves a more polished look: bookends, vases, decorative boxes, framed artwork, sculptural pieces. trevor-tondro. smittenstudio1