from Kathryn Tyler of Linea Studio& own Scandinavian-inspired home. The Corkellis House does away with upper level kitchen cabinets and instead uses open shelving, as well as the staircase shelves, to house all of the kitchen-related items.
Rows of matching Billy bookcases from Ikea work well here. Consider that the books and accessories offer the pop while the bookcases provide the background. (contemporary living room by Smith & Vansant Architects PC)
I love this idea- a giant bookcase! Use the walls to create multifunctional spaces. Fill one wall with floor-to-ceiling shelves. If the room has angles, such as in an attic, irregularly shaped shelves will call attention to the room's architecture.