Furniture Friday: Etageres & Bookshelves

Friday, July 17, 2009 | Category: Furniture


{Phoebe Howard}

Man, I’m a sucker for a perfectly styled bookcase or etagere… probably because I don’t have a single one in my house!  I just can’t hardly wait for the day when I have a pair flanking a fire place.  It’s probably not hard to believe that when I saw the image above my heart practically stopped…gold, gilded, and geometric – what more could I ask for??


{Timothy Whealon via So Haute}

I really think the key to a great bookshelf is how you style it.  A “Billy” bookcase from Ikea can look like a million bucks filled with a variety of books and curiosities.  This really the place to {tastefully} display all the finds from your travels as well as personal photos…not to mention books!


{Ashley Whittaker}

This robin’s egg blue bookcase really makes the room in my opinion.  You hardly notice the t.v. nestled in the shelves…like my husband would ever be okay with a t.v. that small – ha!


{via Little Green Notebook}

Now, there’s my pair of shelves on either side of the fireplace – quite lovely.


{Kelly Wearstler}

I love this picture…always have always will.  From the Queen of Glam herself, Kelly Wearstler.  Again, very simple black shelves outfitted perfectly.

Here are some of my favorite picks…


Red Chinese Bookcase from The Well Appointed House


Union 112 Shagreen Bookcase from Mecox




Above three bookcases available through Mrs. Howard


Eastwood Bookscase from Edward Ferrell/Lewis Mittman


Sonoma Bookcase from Ballard Designs


Lack from Ikea…I’d like to get a pair of these and take them to my glass shop and have them mirrored…then I’d do a little DIY antiquing on the glass…could be fabulous!


Benchwright Tower from Pottery Barn


This bookcase goes perfectly with my post about Bachelor Style – loves!

Bottom Line – even a basic bookcase can look fabulous when carefully arranged to look not-so-perfect!

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7 Comments to 'Furniture Friday: Etageres & Bookshelves'

paula 17 Jul 09 at 1:05 pm

How I love a pretty bookcase, these have me drooling. Have a great weekend.

Bryce 17 Jul 09 at 6:08 pm

The Robin’s Egg Blue bookcase…..very nice; the t.v…….a crime!!

Brillante 18 Jul 09 at 12:07 am

I love books and keep buying more, it is an addiction and I am also scared when I enter a house without books. Bookcases are always interesting and you have a great selection in this post.

bookshelves 22 Aug 09 at 2:58 pm

i really like most of the bookshelves you’ve chosen. they have a very unique and personal touch.

Houston Furniture 06 Sep 09 at 6:28 am

wow ! I like this type of bookcase because i manage my books in proper manner. I love with my books . so thanks for giving information about bookcases.

Houston Furniture 04 Dec 09 at 6:11 am

Great ideas for our Houston furniture shoppers!You will find select furniture sets by Lifestyle Solutions to complete your interior design, because of their beauty and superior designs.

MC 15 Mar 11 at 11:13 pm

In the post you mention {Kelly Wearstler}. Where are the shelves in the pictuer from?

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