By Al3xa. bookcases. At Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 16:16:02 PM.
Bookcase, piece of furniture fitted with shelves, often enclosed by glass doors, to hold books. A form of bookcase was used in early times: the illuminated manuscript Codex Amiatinus (ad 689–716) in Florence contains an illustration of the prophet Ezra writing in front of a cupboard with open doors that reveal shelves holding books.
Though we live in a digital age, there’s no replacing the power of books—especially in design. Not only do they tell the story of the homeowner, adding personality to a space, but they also make a bold decor statement. “A . . . book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years,” Thomas Jefferson once wrote.
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.