Book Boxes by Pottery Barn

Book Boxes by Pottery Barn

Beth Zeigler
Aug 27, 2008

We've had this page torn out of the May issue of Domino Magazine up on our inspiration board for a while now. The simple colors and the extremely high ceilings always made us happy but not until recently did we really dissect the photo. Take a look at what we uncovered.

Instead of plain, white walls above the inspiration boards the designer decided to put up shelving in order to give the room a library look. And while a ladder would be a great fixture to get to those out-of-reach books a fixture like that isn't always feasible. Instead, the designer decided to use "faux books" called Book Boxes by Pottery Barn. It's a great way to create the library den without having to fork over the dough for real books. Also, since the "books" are not within arms reach, it only makes sense that they aren't real. We even like the idea of taking books you already own that you never touch (but can't bear to part with)--and covering them in brown shipping paper for a unified look.

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[Image from Domino Magazine; William Abranowicz]

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