Bookshelves in the dining room have been on my "someday I want that in our house" list. The image above is my favorite from today's list. I'm not sure I could squeeze them into the dining room of our current house, but I may have just the perfect client for this look.
Here is a view into their future dining room. They plan to make many changes to their new home, but here is the picture from the previous owners.
These are actually built into the wall. I love that they flank the buffet, still giving you room for storing serving pieces and linens.
This is a much more mod look. It has the feel of built-in shelves, but really they are floating. Probably far too contemporary for my client.
Love this look, except for the chair fabric. The shelves of books give this room so much color and texture without feeling overwhelming or busy.
This is Emily Clark's office. It's amazing. If you removed the laptop and added a few chairs, it's an instant dining room. You can read more about the transformation here.
Are you convinced? Would you add bookshelves to your dining room? While we're playing this game, I'd also add a fireplace to my wish list of dining room features. A girl has got to dream! :-)