I was thinking about my little project with my decorpad friend! She had mentioned finding some cabinets to flank either side of her fireplace. Suddenly, it occurred to me, that perhaps instead of cabinets, she could use floating shelves to give a contemporary built in effect!! There's something about symmetry either side of a fireplace that adds some drama and focus. I love these three images, just for that reason. The top image shows a traditional built in bookshelf, the image below shows the contemporary floating shelf option, and the last image (although not a fireplace) is a great example of how free standing bookshelves or a pair of etagere can also be used.
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