A year or so after moving into the Harlem Laboratory, we’re finally mulling building bookshelves and horizontal Murphy bed (called wall beds these days)…like a berth in the living room. We’ve had that forelorn space hidden behind folding screens FOR A YEAR, waiting until we could wrap our head around designing it (at bottom, with blue tape roughing out the dimesions). The first step of our design process is to gather ideas.
Here’s our lookbook of pictures we’ve collected as inspiration, that will ultimately configure themselves into…our bookshelves. We might take the blue backing or the thick uprights of the fab Charlotte Perriand bookshelves, above, and mash them up with details from the very different shelves below.
We love fashion designer Rick Owens rough stacked shelving, amidst the crumbling architecture (via Mondoblogo:
Being plywood afficionados, we’re mulling this cool nude plywood shelving (Desire to Inspire):
We like these NOT uniform shelves…
Painting the edges orange is a cool idea (also from Mondoblogo):
These vertical shelves would give an upward motion to the space (via Desire to Inspire)
Who knows how these many ideas might fill this space?:
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