“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” –Marcel Proust
Being able to enjoy the wonders of a good book is one of the greatest pleasures in life. How often have we journeyed to lands of adventure, met wise talking turtles, and sailed on ships that could fly? Even in the digital age, there’s nothing that beats the smell of a paperback, the feel of pages between your fingers.
Treat your books right, display them with pride, and share the joy they have given you with others. Check out 8 of the coolest book shelves our team has discovered and get your creative juices flowing! Bring out the inner interior designer and impress your friends and family!
Designed by a lawyer in Venezuela and built by her carpenter, this is probably one of the prettiest looking bookshelves we’ve come across. Who would’ve thought square boxes in three different sizes could be arranged into such an awesome pattern? It’s possible for you to create this yourself with some help from a cabinetry expert.
For fans of the industrial look at home, this steel pipe book shelf is an edgy twist on conventional shelves. Love the lamps that go with it too. Get some scrap pipes from your plumber, paint them black and drill them into your wall. It’s easy to get that industrial hipster cafe look.
This is an easy one to create on a weekend of DIY projects. No need to hire a contractor. Find one of your unused ladders, buy a few planks of wood in the color of your choice and put them together! A perfectly manly look for bachelor pads. We particularly like this one here at Gawin.
Music lovers will adore this. This will work well on a narrow and tall wall. Add a spotlight on top for a great effect that will impress your guests.
The Tree of Life, the Tree of Wisdom, the Tree of Knowledge. Interpret it anyway you like. It’s a sleek and cool look for bookworms of all types. Placing it against a dark grey wall really makes it standout.
This is one that’s sure to impress. Teach your kids United States geography while you’re at it. Created by a Russian-born architect for his home in London, he felt that the American map would be easier to transform into a book shelf. “I thought about doing Britain or Russia,” he says, “but there weren’t so many sections, and the United States has lots of straight-lined divisions—great for holding books.” Maybe someone can come up with a design for Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao?
Books with the power of levitation? How about an invisible book shelf? The secret is to get yourself several L-brackets like the ones below.
This is one of the easiest DIY projects you can do on your own!
For the post-modernist at heart, this is the epitome of cool. It can definitely double as an art piece for your living room.
Are you excited yet on all the possibilities a book shelf could be? Consult top interior designers in the Philippines for more ideas on bookshelves that will go with your home decor. Or if you already have a design in mind, contact one of Gawin’s carpenters to build them for you.