Collection by Erika Heet

13+ Clever Bookcase Solutions


We've all had that moment, when we either need to purge our books, box them up and stick them in storage, or do something about creating more space for them. To follow, clever fixes—some familiar, some extraordinary—to the common challenge of what to do about our beloved tomes.

The cooking area features two islands—one more permanent than the other. A concrete island contains various appliances.
The first thing visitors see as they enter the house is Bornstein’s impressive collection of architecture and design...
For additional storage, the floor of the partition (shown here beneath the pink stool) easily opens to reveal...
The furniture in the living room came a bit more easily.
Although the house was refurbished before North bought it in 1996, it still includes some of Breuer's original built-in...
A wall of books travels the height of the stairs leading to Ann Wansbrough’s office, which rests comfortably on the top...
Kordík uses his cabinet system to store far more than just dishes.
A portion of Blauvelt’s 3,000-book library is archived in the long entry hall where the geometry of a Noguchi lamp...
In the living room, an Akari lamp by Isamu Noguchi sits atop a coffee table Hale made and next to a collage of Maisie...
When it’s time to eat or do homework, the adults lower the tabletop, revealing a dozen book cubbies.
The interior of the Murphy bed compartment is lined with a stained cork panel and contains a smaller shelving unit for...
To keep her open storage neat, Susanna stacks and organizes her books and DVDs by size and by color.
There's plenty of beach reading on hand.
Shelly walks along the perimeter of the house, near the central living area.
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