Long ago, a carpenter decided to do something about the piles of books scattered about his home, and so he devised a modern marvel — the bookcase! These wonders of construction help keep us organized, give us a place to display cherished treasures from our travels, and most importantly, hold books. From shelves that utilize empty space to make a design statement to shelves filled to the brim with books, our designers at Gabby have designed our bookcases to act as a blank canvas for your personal decorating ideas. Below, we’ll present our favorite bookcases and give you some ideas for filling them to perfection.
Who knew that an upscale bookcase could be seen as a decorative item? With our Keaton Etagere, you can easily incorporate accessories like vases, statues, or even framed art. Don’t be afraid to pick and stick with a color scheme, like repetitions of blue and white or green with neutral shades. The textured, vintage gold finish adds character to the diamond motif metal frame.
One of the best aspects of bookcases is that they can literally hold anything that will fit on a shelf. This makes it possible to functionally use upscale bookcases in a variety of spaces. Whatever you choose to display, integrating a sense of symmetry can create a more cohesive design scheme. For example, avoid packing one side full and leaving the other side empty. This unifying strategy can help maintain the balance in a bookcase with multiple shelves.
Our Isabelle Bookcase is ideal for transitional, loft-style spaces and open-layout floor plans. Its rustic charm comes from recycled pine shelves and a metal frame, and we think this bookcase will look great holding anything from scale-size hurricane glasses to a collection of family cookbooks.
While you don’t want to go overboard, leaving portions of your bookshelves empty can result in quite a clean-lined effect. A more minimalistic look creates the illusion of empty space and prevents small spaces from looking overly cluttered. To mimic such a look, outfit the Kilpatrick Bookshelf with a few, carefully selected items. It’s industrial style and spaced out, natural oak shelves lends it well to transitional, clear-cut décor.
You have two choices when it comes to arranging books — you can lean or you can stack! Try mixing it up with our Madison Bookcase. Our demilune etagere already has a unique take on a traditional style, so why not try stacking your books horizontally, vertically, and adding even more interest by leaning books?
For more items to display your favorite decorative items, and to see our complete offerings of transitional furnishings, lighting, and decorative accessories, we invite you to visit the Gabby website or browse through our online catalog.