Awaiting the birth of the couple’s son, Vivi relaxes in a built-in reading nook in the library. Photo 9 of 17 in A Texas Couple Builds Their Cast-In-Place Concrete Dream Home. Browse inspirational photos of modern living rooms.
This Common Furniture Item is Actually a Huge Space Hog
Small Space Secrets: Swap Your Bookcases for Wall Mounted Shelving. Here's a creative shelving arrangement that uses a deeper shelf at bottom to create a sort of bench. The bench can serve as extra seating for parties, or as a display space.
Rows of matching Billy bookcases from Ikea work well here. Consider that the books and accessories offer the pop while the bookcases provide the background. (contemporary living room by Smith & Vansant Architects PC)