9 clever ways to show off your shelves
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By Stacey Lindsay for Remodelista
Whether you're looking for a place to stash books, kitchenware, family mementos or souvenirs, open shelving is a great way to display your stuff and express your style. To create a look that's organized but still original, here are nine examples to inspire you.
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The designers at Schwartz and Architecture approached the remodel of this San Francisco home with a unique source inspiration: the homeowners' eclectic mix of jars filled with aquatic specimens like starfish, sea horses and seaweed. To showcase the collection, they built translucent glass shelves that also act as a wall between the family room and study.
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For her renovated studio space, interior designer Alison Davin had this built-in shelving custom-made with various-sized compartments for easy access to fabric and rug samples.
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In this study by David Scott, a wall shelf gives art and collectibles, as well as a mini bar, a home.
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Using color and size as her guide, interior designer and sculptor Kathy Dalwood organized the books on her shelves into a bright arrangement.
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Proving that a restricted color scheme can have an impact, this San Francisco kitchen by Gast Architects keeps essentials easily within reach and encourages a tidy display.
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James Cleary Architecture uses open shelving to maximize book storage in this urban home. The finished room boasts a convenient library, ample space to work and a lounge for television watching.
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The monochromatic use of pine for the walls and the built-in, open-concept shelving enhances the modern look of this space designed by i29. The spices and food, all in the same type of clear canister, result in a streamlined and functional set-up.
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Take a cue from the owners of Enseres Bazaar in Buenos Aires who chose to paint the store's interiors and shelves in the same warm brown color. It provides a rich backdrop to highlight the accessories on the open shelves, a concept that would easily work at home.
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The pyramid-style shelving at General Store, a boutique in Venice, Calif., offers a stand-alone piece for storing odds and ends.
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