AD Small Spaces: 8 original book storage ideas for a tiny home

Lily Sullivan, the brand consultant behind the newsletter “Love and Other Rugs,” is constantly rearranging the vintage furniture and beloved knickknacks in her 550-square-foot Brooklyn apartment. She has so many books that some always end up stacked neatly on her cork and chrome coffee table, where they look intentional and collected.

Build A Bookshelf-Dining Bench Hybrid

An antique Italian pendant from Barovier & Toso hangs above the dining area, which is accented with vintage Bertoia chairs from Knoll and vintage grain sacks found in London’s the Cloth Shop.

Banquettes are known for their ability to make the most of small dining spaces, but the bookshelf-dining bench hybrid in a 650-square-foot West Village studio takes maximization to a whole new level. The brilliant built-in, which features a cozy seat for two, six cabinets, and open shelves styled with novels, magazines, and photography books, is the brainchild of interior designer Christine Ward of Ward & Gray.

Stack Your Books On A Pedestal

On the bronze mantelpiece by Marie-Anne, a photograph by Dominique Nabokov of Yvon Lambert’s living room (which appeared in the book Paris Living Rooms, Assouline, 2002). In front, a coffee table by Jean-Michel Frank. On the left, a faux marble pedestal.

Matthew Avignone

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