By Al3xa. bookcases. At Wednesday, June 06th 2018, 20:49:22 PM.
The home`s Canadian cedar cladding and aluminium joinery is low-maintenance, and designed to weather gently over time. The natural finish blends well with the surrounding garden, with its sculptural, desert plants. “We face south-west, so the weather comes straight at us, and the wind is loaded with salt,” says Hughes. “Fortunately, the plants we liked don’t give a hoot about the wind.”
Built-in bookshelves, with their visual heft and custom touches, are the ultimate luxury for the organizing-obsessed—especially if you`re renting and can only dream of such things. However, even if you do own your own place, they can often be prohibitively expensive to build. (And then there`s the matter of deciding where they should go . . . forever.)
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.