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Wall shelves make it easy to reinvent our homes and to add more storage to a space without cluttering the room

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Some types of shelves are universally versatile and some are better suited for certain types of spaces or fulfill specific functions. Bedroom shelves are not usually meant to be very specific although there are exceptions. There are many different options and designs to choose from. You can see some of them below. Bedroom shelves design ideas Bedroom shelves can serve a variety of different purposes. They can even function as nightstand replacements which is a very practical idea for small spaces with reduced footprints. Box-like geometric shelves are great as display pieces. You can mount them in the bedroom where...

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Structural ash and pine joinery – including a staircase, mezzanine and double-height storage wall – delineate the space within this refurbished, open-plan apartment in London by EBBA Architects.

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Located in an old matchstick factory in the city's East End, the one-bedroom, 80-square-metre apartment belongs to a young professional couple, who asked the emerging local firm to "completely reimagine" its layout. The apartment features a bespoke wooden staircase, top image, and a double-height shelving unit, above The former plan featured subdividing walls, which created a small kitchen and lounge area, and a dark bedroom upstairs. An enclosed staircase took up almost a quarter of the floor space. EBBA Architects began by removing most of the walls and the large, existing staircase to provide a more functional and flexible living...

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Do you have a bookcase or shelving unit in your home that just never seems to look “right”? Well, you’re in luck today because I’m walking you through my no-fail tips for styling a bookcase

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Through this process, I'm also going to show you how I decorated one of my bookcases.   No-Fail Tips for Styling a Bookcase: I do follow a few "rules" when it comes to getting the look I want in a bookcase/shelving unit. Here are the elements I keep in mind: function, color, shape, texture, spacing, botanical, bling, and personal. I know this may seem like a lot, but each aspect is important. Once I explain things a bit, I'm sure it will make sense. I’ve snapped some pictures of a bookcase in my apartment to walk you through the process....

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Juniper berry-blue furniture sits against blackened walls inside this cosy bar, laboratory and store that design studio YSG has created in Sydney for gin brand Four Pillars.

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Four Pillars Laboratory occupies a two-storey corner building in Sydney's buzzing Surry Hills neighbourhood. It was originally built in 1939 as premises for a tea company, but has since been reincarnated as various retail and hospitality spaces. The ground floor of Four Pillars Laboratory has a shop that sells the gin brand's merchandise The building now houses a lab, store and bar for gin brand Four Pillars. When locally-based design studio YSG was brought on board to develop the interiors, it set about creating a "robust yet tactile sanctuary" where visitors can comfortably sample and learn more about gin in...

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The two founders of Lagado Architects have revamped their own townhouse in Rotterdam to feature bold live-work spaces and a sculptural blue staircase.

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The pale-brick townhouse – renamed Workhome-Playhome – is situated in Noordereiland, a largely residential neighbourhood surrounded by the Nieuwe Maas river. It's shared by the founders of Lagado Architects, Victor Verhagen and Maria Vasiloglou, and their children. Unhappy with the new-build home's standardised floor plan, the couple overhauled the interior to include more versatile living spaces that could be used for work or play. "We liked the idea of having a multifunctional space in our house to do creative things apart from the living-room," they told Dezeen. "The main goal of the design was to create an environment that can...

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