More Artwork in Front of Bookshelves

More Artwork in Front of Bookshelves

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Lily Gahagan
Aug 10, 2009

It's been a while since we took a look at framed art placed on bookshelves, and we wanted to get your opinion on the concept. If you have the (enviable) problem of having too many bookcases and not enough wall space, this could be the solution you're looking for...

We understand it might get a little awkward if you've got to reach behind your art to reach stuff, but with careful placement of frequently used books away from the frames we think it shouldn't be a problem. So tell us, have you tried this technique in your home? What do you think of art in front of bookshelves?

Images from above:


  1. Mr. Peacock's sneak peek on design*sponge

  2. Domino Magazine

  3. Douglas Friedman for Domino Magazine

  4. Fernando Bengoechea for Markham Roberts Inc.

  5. Before & After: Liz's Apartment by Furbish Design

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