Case Study: Chic Bookcases

I have been collecting random photos of bookcases. After a trip to Barnes and Noble yesterday, I felt inspired to post them. Here are a few of my favorites:

I’m not sure where I got this image (If anyone knows, please let me know so that I can give credit where it’s due!), but I love the entire room. I love the tall bookcases and that green fabric is gorgeous!

Amazing Country House in Upstate New York
I love everything about this room! The mouldings, the floor, the contrasting colors… I could go on and on, but my favorite thing about this room is the wonderful wall of built-in bookcases with the gorgeous brass Circa Boston Functional Library Two Arm Wall Lights hanging above them.

Here, we have a decidedly modern take on bookcases from NathanEgan Interiors.

Another modern room, this time from Spain’s Nuevo Estilo Magazine

This is from a Manhattan real estate listing. I don’t really like the way the room is decorated, but I love the fact that bookcases line the entire hallway.


I think this is adorable! This bookcase belongs to Jihan, the girl who writes Around the World on my Vespa. I love that the quirky objects coexist with her books in such a lovely way.


Bookcases in a casual, yet elegant sitting room from the movie Something’s Gotta Give

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  1. What a great post, with so many pictures I have never seen before! When I was in elementary school, I lived in a contemporary home with 20 foot ceilings in the living room. One entire wall, from floor to ceiling, on both sides of the firplace, was bookshelves. It looked like the library from Beauty and the Beast! Both sides had a library ladder to reach the upper shelves. My father was a non-stop reader, so both shelves were filled with books. I haven’t thought about that house in years!