Can a home have too many built-in bookshelves? When you're a collector like me, the answer is absolutely not! Although our Victorian cottage has loads of character, since the day we moved in I've dreamt of having built-ins installed in our living and dining rooms.
I love the visual interest that built-ins add to a home. They create dimension, draw the eye upward, add much needed architectural detail, and are a great opportunity to display your favorite books, art, and decorative objects. I've pulled together some of my favorite built-in designs, for more be sure to follow Dreams in HD on Pinterest. The photo below is from Merci, a concept store in Paris which many liken to a French Anthropologie. That is the little cafe off to the side. Don't the book-lined walls create the most magical space? It's even more whimsical in person!