By Al3xa. bookcases. At Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 21:35:39 PM.
In the Bodleian Library at Oxford, presses (medieval cupboards) were abandoned in favour of shelves rising to such a height that a gallery was introduced for ease of access. This system was adopted in a number of great Palladian houses in Britain in the first half of the 18th century.
In contrast with the house’s featureless street façade, the double-height glass wall facing due west is entirely open. With the doors slid back, there is no division between the living space and the veranda overlooking the garden, the estuary, and the harbor beyond, where the couple watch dramatic sunsets and occasionally spot dolphins.
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.