Pairings: High and Low Bookshelves and Chairs

Pairings: High and Low Bookshelves and Chairs

Sarah Coffey
Jan 30, 2008

For an instant mini-library, all you need is a bookshelf paired with a lounge or armchair. It's always a good idea to invest in high-quality, long-lasting furniture, but most of us don't have the funds to furnish a whole home full of high-end furniture. To see our sets of high-end bookcases with inexpensive chairs (and vice-versa), click below...

In the top photo, pairings are based on color. The red set combines the Kylie Storage Cabinet from ($219.99) with a Red Eames LCW Chair from Design Within Reach ($649). The light wood pair matches the Expedit Bookcase from IKEA ($79.99) and Hans Wegner's Easy Chair in Oak from Room and Board ($2,785).

One chair, two cases. The Milan Chair from Chiasso ($348) in brown and white is paired with a Teak Bookcase from Sueno Studio ($900, left) and the Blu Dot Chicago Shelf from Design Public ($799, right).

On the left: The Antiqued Gold Stella Shelf from Jayson Home & Garden is really stunning ($2,675). It's matched with the Clybourne Loft Microsuede Chair from Target ($429.99). On the right: The Trig 5-Shelf Bookcase from CB2 ($149) is an inexpensive compliment to the Flight Recliner Chair from Design Within Reach ($2,100).

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