By Al3xa. bookcases. At Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 21:39:13 PM.
Hughes’ collection of hundreds of books is stored on a vertiginous two story bookcase, which takes up the whole of the northern wall of the living room. It’s an ingenious solution to the small-space dwelling that draws the eye up, adding texture and interest to the room without taking up floor space.
Smart eco-elements include reading tables made from recycled lumber left over from the demolition, and salvaged bookcases from the late, great Dutton`s, the famed L.A. independent bookstore that recently closed its doors. Bookstore-karma-wise, that`s like incorporating a little bit of the original House That Ruth Built into the new Yankee Stadium.
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.