By Al3xa. bookcases. At Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 21:35:29 PM.
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.)
The classical revival affected the design of bookcases from about 1770, with an emphasis on simple forms and restrained detail. Introduced in the late 18th century were small revolving bookcases, circular or square, with open shelves diminishing in diameter from bottom to top; they turned on a central pillar resting on a base or claws.
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.