By Al3xa. bookcases. At Wednesday, June 06th 2018, 20:46:47 PM.
So why not hack built-ins instead? A few design tricks can turn simple floating shelves or cheap bookcases into stately furnishings fit for your most important collections. Plus, if you have to move, you can dismantle them in a snap. Here are some of our favorite ideas:
In Queen Anne’s reign in England (1702–14), bookcases became extremely simple, relying for effect on fine proportions and veneers. They normally had a straight front, the doors of the lower portion revealing drawers when open. Within a few years architectural characteristics such as pediments, cornices, and pilasters became prominent.
Install picture lighting above your bookcase. Picture lights like the ones atop the bookshelves in Fiona Kotur`s Hong Kong home instantly make us think of grand old libraries. Use them to give simple furniture a sense of importance.