What better place for a reading corner, than next to a beautiful window, with garden views? In today’s find, this place of refugee also comes with a nice bonus: a round bookcase. Designed by Fabio Galeazzo, as part of a colorful “Urban Cabin” in Sao Paoplo, Brazil, the project is unconventional and adds a great aesthetic effect. In the photos below, the contrast between the black round bookcase and the surrounding colors contributes to a playful, happy atmosphere. But if you enjoy sober home environments more, you can associate a black, white or gray shelf with neutral wallpapers. Either way, encircling a round window with this type of bookcase is a fresh indoor idea. Find this design idea as practical and witty as we do?
And who says recessed living areas need to be indoors? Your outdoor space can benefit just as much from sunken seating, as evidenced by this elegant, stone-lined patio by Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes. And for one final dose of sunken living room eye candy, feast your eyes on this over-the-top living area by Chris Barrett Designs. The former estate of Johnny Carson features giant windows overlooking a cliff in Malibu, so it’s no wonder a safe and plush sunken sofa was added to ground the space.
We now turn to top design bloggers such as Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, who has decorated her kitchen shelving with an array of pastel dishware. Don’t be afraid to mix function and style when it comes to your decorative shelves. Put useful items on display, but arrange them artfully. If the shelving is purely decorative, choose pieces carefully. Be selective, as this gives your shelves a curated, artful look, as shown by this DIY hoop shelf from A Beautiful Mess.