Thursday, October 17, 2013

Rethinking the Look of Things No. 42 - Armoires, They Aren't Just for Bedrooms

Let's rethink the look of things when it comes to built-in bookshelves and other cabinetry.The acceptable painted white built-in bookcases flanking a fireplace, or the six-panel doored linen closet, or even the pantry in the kitchen that matches the rest of the cabinetry are too typical. 

Why settle for typical when there are so many other wonderful furniture pieces that can provide the storage needed, but in a more creative and beautiful way?

Or even rethink the design of the built-ins, be more creative with the door selection, the finish, the lighting, and even the placement to achieve character.

Armoires make a wonderful alternative to a linen closet, for sure!

Even a vintage piece becomes a focal point and warms any space.  Genius!

The built-in shown in the above image is inspiring, simple, but elegant.

Another example of rethinking built-ins is the placement of the built-ins above.  Painted white, yes, but the glass on both sides and the expansion of the storage overhead adds to the light airy feel of the space.

So let's rethink built-ins and linen closets. You might find you do have a place for that piece you've had your eye on for so long!

Image Sources:  South Shore Decorating, My Design Chic, Pinterest, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Better Homes & Gardens

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