Grids make almost anything look organized, which may help to explain the popularity of gridded furniture like IKEA's Expedit Shelves, DWR's Cubits, and other modular shelving systems. Lately we've been admiring Italian furniture maker Mobileffe's shelves...
We couldn't find any pricing, but Italian furniture manufacturer + fancy catalog photos + sleek modern furnishings = probably pretty expensive.
Still, these photos offer some good ideas for styling less expensive grid shelves like the ones mentioned above. The rhythm of books, vases, and a few empty shelves looks relaxed but pulled together.
We also like the way the books are stacked in vertical and horizontal configurations. Some rooms are defined by whole walls of shelving, while others are divided by low stacks of shelves.
For more information from Mobileffe, click here.