Lawyer's Bookcases, Five Ways

Lawyer's Bookcases, Five Ways

Sarah Coffey
Mar 10, 2010

Barrister's bookcases are a common thrift store find, and they're surprisingly flexible pieces. Once used to store legal volumes, their stacked, glass-front design works really well for storage in a kitchen, bathroom, or home office.

  1. At the Chicago Model Smart Home, a steel bookcase has an industrial chic aesthetic that adds a little bit of an edge to an earthy home office.
  2. An article from Sunset Magazine shows how easily the small footprint of a lawyer's bookcase fits in the kitchen.
  3. We love the way lawyer's bookcases are used to create an old-school library vibe in Scott's Washington, DC home.
  4. Design blog This is Glamorous points out that lawyer's bookcases are perfect for organized, visible shoe storage.
  5. Colin and Terisa used a pair of lawyer's bookcases to define an entryway area in their large, open living room.

Photos: Janel Laban, Thomas J. Story for Sunset, Rachael Grad, Winfried Heinze for Apartment Living by Caroline Clifton-Mogg, Sarah Coffey

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