Notting Hill Flat Transitional Living Room, London
This bookshelf was designed by Sigmar, along with the ladder. It needed to house the owner's large collection of books, as well as accommodate the existing radiators. The backdrop for the interior is various grey shades, while the green and red provide bright accents. The walls and bookshelf are painted in London Cloud from the Damo collection, available at Sigmar. The woodwork is Cocoa, also from Damo.
Traditional living room in London with a reading nook. — Houzz
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Lucy Meek added this to
Big it upAn entire wall can make a great display. Whether it’s a vast gallery wall or the floor-to-ceiling shelves in this image, the only limit to the scale is the height of your room. Line entirely with books for an ordered look, or mix things up with favourite objects, pictures and books at different angles.
Katie Treggiden added this to
Max the storageStorage is absolutely crucial to a tidy and calm working space. Here, a ladder ensures even the top shelves are accessible and adds a touch of library charm. Over-the-door shelving really makes the most of every last inch of space, too.See 10 ways to turn storage into a stylish feature
Jo Simmons added this to
Frame with booksBuilt-in shelving can be installed up to the ceiling and even around a door for a framing effect. Here, even radiators are framed with bookshelves, while black painted doors help to lead the eye through to the dining space beyond.Explore creative ways to display your books
Rachel Christie added this to
Paint woodworkWho said woodwork should always be white? Throw away the rule book and pick a deep grey shade to wake up your doors and window frames. Mix dark and light grey for a totally trendy scheme, and add interest with tons of books, as with this gorgeous library look.TELL US...Are you a fan of grey? How do you bring grey touches into your home? Share your tips in the Comments.
Sian Meades added this to
Be bold with bookshelvesA wall of books is a sure-fire way to add warmth and personality. It immediately says ‘library’, which suggests a home lived in and loved over many years. Even if you don’t have enough books to fill it, build the bookcase across a whole wall, then simply fill up empty spaces with personal treasures – they will add to the mood just as well. No books to speak of? Grab some from a charity shop, or consider some of the brilliant ‘bookcase’ wallpapers now available to cheat a library vibe.
Jo Froude added this to
Choose fabric for cosy toesBe honest about your coffee table use. If you’re a fan of putting your feet up, opt for an ottoman that’s upholstered for extra comfort. Simply top with a tray before you add any drinks.
Lara Sargent added this to
Work into a shelving unitIf you want to maximise wall space with bespoke shelving or a library-style bookcase, it’s likely you’ll need to work around existing fixtures. But that’s absolutely fine, because look how skilfully these radiators have been incorporated into the rows of books, creating a neat and unobtrusive finish.
Cathy Rebecca added this to
Go for contrastMake your ladder stand out from the background by going for a contrasting colour. It looks sleek and you’ll be sure not to loose sight of it…TELL US…Do you have ladders out on display? We’d love to see photos in the Comments below.
Karen Wilson added this to
Consider sightlinesLink neighbouring rooms by clever placement of furniture. These two spaces work so well together as the coffee table has been lined up with the dining table next door, which in turn lines up perfectly with the kitchen units and pendant lights. Sketching out plans showing where to place furniture at an early stage will have a huge impact on flow.