Published at Sunday, June 10th 2018, 14:45:27 PM. bookcases. By Ronson Thomson.
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.
Pair shelves with a bigger piece. Have an empty nook that you`re unsure how to approach? Bring in a floating console and top it with a few minimalist floating shelves. Wedged in between two walls, the setup looks meant-to-be.
Add molding to a simple bookcase. The blogger behind The Makerista upgraded a friend`s IKEA Billy bookshelves with pieces of decorative base and crown molding that match the walls, giving the furniture`s basic profile some welcome gravitas.
Twelve oak bookcases made for the diarist Samuel Pepys are considered the earliest dated domestic examples. The first were installed in August 1666, and they are all now in the Pepys Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge.