By Al3xa. bookcases. At Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 16:18:53 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.”
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:
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.