Floating bookshelves serve a dual purpose, offering storage (and display) opportunities while adding a decorative note to otherwise featureless spaces. Here are some favorites from the Remodelista Architect Designer Directory.
Above: San Francisco-based Marnie Wright of Marnie Wright Design wrapped shelves around a corner in this Pacific Avenue apartment.
Above: New York-based Magdalena Keck Interior Design integrates three sculptural elements—stairs, art, and floating bookshelves—to good effect in this Soho flat.
Above: In this one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment, Normal Projects|Architecture created a nursery by using a partition made of laser-cut steel shelves. Library shelving is located on one side; nursery display on the other.
Above: The natural wood finish of these bookshelves in a Pacific Heights house by San Francisco-based Hulburd Design contrasts nicely with the pale blue hue of the walls (as an added decorative flourish, the books are sorted by color).