We often see display cases and bookshelves directing attention toward the items they hold, but sometimes the pieces themselves will make you stop and stare.
Display cases run the gamut from complex designs to straightforward organizational systems. The ones we've chosen create their own vibes in a room while making their contents look like a million bucks. Proof that storage doesn't have to be hidden or unattractive in order to be functional.
Images: 1. Thomas Wold's Block Party Bookcase; 2. Flickr Finds: Sewing Room Brings Thoughts of Spring; 3. Five Dramatic Entryways; 4. Closeup: Anna's Basement Dressing Room; 5. Komoda; 6. Good Questions: Similar Antique Baker's Display Case?; 7. Scavenger: Japanese Display Case, Cottage Vanity, MCM Planter, and More; 8. Finalist #1: James & Margaret's Iconic Studio; 9. Collections: For Use or Just For Show?; 10. LA House Tour: Elise & Darren Modernist Sensibility .