Lonny's Top Pins of the Week: Good Shelf Life
Does the sight of a well organized room make you weak in the knees? Take a cue from these three homeowners who demonstrate the art of savvy storage with their enviable bookshelf game.
When Fab cofounder Bradford Shellhammer and partner Georgi Balinov married, they added a spin to traditional wedding registries, inviting each guest to gift them a meaningful piece of literature. The result: a heartfelt collection of stories that lives on the three-tiered shelf of the couple's midcentury desk. An Urbio system completes the organized work station.
A wall of built-ins creates a cozy library atmosphere in the sunny living room of Nic Taylor and Jennifer Brandt-Taylor's Hudson Valley home. A stuffed peacock, rattan swing chair, and an assortment of green plants assists a global, bohemian vibe.
Antique dealer Kay O'Toole's tip for a pristine shelf? "Remove the covers of your books"! To create a monochromatic scheme on the top two shelves, O'Toole displays bare paper edges nestled between porcelain urns and vintage tiaras.