Serena William’s Floor-to-Ceiling Bookcase Doubles As a Piece of Art

published Dec 15, 2021
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A bookcase is pretty much essential for many people, whether used to organize your endless “to be read” catalog or displaying a couple of picturesque hardbacks. Tennis pro Serena Williams, seems to have gone with the latter.

In an Instagram post uploaded at the start of Dec., the sports star posed for a series of super cute photos while wearing matching animal print pajamas with her daughter, Alexis. The duo took the snaps while standing in front of a sleek-looking bookcase that certainly seems more of a piece of contemporary artwork than just your standard set of shelves.

“Good morning. Make today your best day. What is your morning like?” she wrote in the caption.

The black floor-to-ceiling wood case is definitely the focal point of the room, adding depth to otherwise all-white walls. On each of the five shelves, there’s a slanted divider that gives the bookcase an edge, giving the item a double purpose as it’s as stylish as it is practical.

On the case, Williams has gone for a minimalist look, allowing the unique design to speak for itself. Displaying various-sized hardbacks and a crystal ornament, the bookcase serves as an elegant statement piece that gives the room a sophisticated finish.

Elsewhere in the space, there’s an abstract print hanging on the wall and a pair of striped stools. Overall, Williams has opted for a monochromatic color palette.

If you’re in the market for a new bookcase, take a leaf out of Williams’ book and go for a black wood style. Black wood will complement any space or aesthetic well, allowing the case to become a main feature of the room. Wayfair’s Offutt standard bookcase (pictured above) is a classic style that’s ideal for smaller spaces, while the Okane Geometric bookcase is sure to make a dramatic statement.

Got your bookcase? Below, some of Apartment Therapy’s book content to inspire your next read: