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