BEFORE AND AFTER
Bower for a Bookworm
Alexander's home had become overrun with mismatched bookcases. Every time he'd filled one, he bought another. Now they were everywhere, on every wall, lined up next to each other as if for a mug shot.
The major engineering feat of this renovation was to replace a non-structural wall with an ingenious back-to-back bookcase. One side faces the bedroom while the other faces the living room, with a pocket door between them.
The bedroom was also reimagined as a library, with shelving on all four walls that create a cozy nest for the bed as well as built-in desk. Shelves were also added under and around all windows.
The result is a clean-lined reorganization, in a deep neutral palette warmed by wood tones.
Scroll down for the transformation.