10 Beautiful Built-Ins

Function and form come together with gorgeous built-in shelving. Browse our favorite looks, and build your own to add drama and storage to your home.
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November 25, 2014

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Going Global

A built-in shelf doesn’t have to be floor-to-ceiling books. Display a favorite collection, such as the well-loved globes featured here.

Behind Glass Doors

Simple trinkets become works of art when displayed behind the beautiful glass doors of this built-in.

Buffet Style

Because built-ins can be designed to cater to your needs, the options are almost endless. In this Asian-inspired space, the homeowners included a built-in buffet with custom lighting to show off their art collection.

Art Smart

White-washed built-in shelves are the perfect backdrop for the fun pop art pieces and decorative knickknacks this homeowner loves to display.

Simple Symmetry

Two matching built-ins flank the mantel, making it the focal point of the room.

Climbing the Walls

A built-in bookshelf designed to look like a staircase offers a unique design with added storage.

Book Nook

With a stunning bookshelf on either side, bookworms can cozy up with their favorite reads within reach.

Perfect Fit

Perfectly situated around the TV, this built-in was designed to make the most of the living room wall.

Statement Piece

Navy built-ins with wallpaper backing make a major statement in this eclectic space. Closed cabinetry beneath the television provides the perfect place to hide electronics and unsightly cords.

So Much Storage

If one wall of shelves doesn’t seem like enough, consider covering an entire room with built-ins. The dramatic effect will certainly make an impact, and just think of all the added storage!
From: Aldridge & Tanno Architects

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