April 29, 2011

built ins

I'm gathering a little inspiration for built in bookshelves. Personally I adore them and hope to one day have an appropriate place for them. I have a client right now who does. I think they will be the perfect addition for all her storage and focal point needs. Hers would house a TV, have no fireplace and include some closed storage for all the TV components and stuff that goes along with kids! Instead of wall mounting a TV I'm seeing a flat screen on a swivel..for her space, it would work really well-

I'm taking a little inspiration from all of these!

( well that room is just perfect isn't it?! )

Very cool idea to frame a unique window-

This is so close to what I'm actually envisioning-

hello gorgeous details!

Do you have built ins? Any pro's, con's or advice? x

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24 Corners said...

I love built ins, we put them in the living room and dining room. The only regret I have is that on the glassed doors, the stiles are to wide, I would have made them thinner so as to have more glass. I actually just did a post that shows the dining room ones a bit.
Love the interior windows in the first image...I tried to fit those into our house also but it didn't work out!
Best with your project!
xo J~

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

Love that second picture those cleverly designed in frame boxes around that gorgeous arched window what a fabulous & different feature to a room, love it

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

I dont have built-ins.
I would like built-ins.
I don't have the room.

Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Anonymous said...

Someday I will have built ins.... even if it requires more dusting! I am saving all my books for motivation. Have a wonderful weekend, Sarah! xo


Those are all great options...Sometimes I paint the built ins a dark color so the TV blends in...I know whatever you decide they will look great!

Nuit said...

dear lord. that first image is absolutely stunning, what a gorgeous space! :)

The Vintique Object said...

It's so great to see a bookshelf -- like the last picture -- that is fill...books! Love the haphazard look of that one, although all of the images are stunning. Great post!

Simple Dwellings said...

I love the inspiration photos you chose- especially the built ins that follow the curves of the window! Great idea! I think built ins, especially in white, are timeless and end up freeing up a lot of floor space with all that storage! Have fun with the space!

Elissa said...

I have built in's that I love-- especially since the hubby and I built them in ourselves :) The only thing that I don't love about my built ins is that I only have unattractive things to put on them... so sad.

Kendall said...

I think they're always a good idea.