No matter where you are in your story, a flex room is designed to transition for every chapter. A bookcase naturally fits this purpose, embodying any room, from a dining room to another gathering room for when the kids move out. The built-in beverage center reinforces this idea of gathering with space for easily accessible glassware and chilled drinks to entertain guests or treat your family to a special dinner.
Recessed bookshelves tend to create shadows that can obscure displayed items, but elaborate lighting can diminish the effect of the bookcase and the decor. To illuminate the bookshelf and allow the bookcase's design and accessories to shine on their own, the design team fixed simple vanity lights vertically in between each set of shelves to act as sconces.
Pops of Color
The 12' tall bookcase and built-in beverage center are stunning focal points, but they needed splashes of color to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere that illustrates the idea of gathering. They both feature a teal backsplash, a calming color that coordinates with the neutral tones throughout the home, tying into the colored tile in the scullery and the green cabinets in the kitchen.
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We incorporated arches, not only in the bookcase, but then we mirrored that over to the built-in beverage center. The design is elevated and the elements speak to each other. They're different, with different purposes, but they relate.
John | Idea House Design Team
Steal the Style: Arches
Rather than rely on decor to enhance the bookcase, the design team incorporated arches that elevate the design, creating an eye-catching focal point without decorations. The beverage center reflects this design with arches that speak to sophistication even without glassware. The bookcase and beverage center function separately while adding cohesion to the room as a whole.
Whether you're looking to build a new home or redesign a room in your existing home, you can find all the materials you need to turn your house into a home. Discover fixtures that perfectly complement the warm, wooden tones throughout the house. Shop top-of-the-line appliances that will transform your kitchen into a chef's dream. No matter your style, find beautiful features you'll love in the Idea House.
The bookcase reflects the purpose of the flex room as a built-in feature that grounds the room but still speaks to change. Bookcases are versatile, encompassing different uses as you transition to new chapters of your life. Display books in a library, illustrate your family's story with photos in a dining room, show off your style with decor and knickknacks in a living room, or blend all three to express your interests.
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