climb-in book towers. But a curtained bookshelf? While not as elaborate as some ideas, it's one I hadn't come across before . . .
Designer Todd Haley installed the curtains to "play up the vertical" in his client's Lincoln Park home, which was overwhelmed with horizontal lines. It's an elegant solution and one that could work well for renters who want to cover up ugly built-ins. While Haley's design is muted, I could also see this idea incorporated into a colorful, maximalist house, with gorgeous patterned curtains opened to reveal art and coffee table books.
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