The Space: A large second floor hallway in a Victorian home with 10’-0″ ceilings. The space was between two windows, adjacent to the top of the stairs. Any piece of furniture would be viewed on three sides: from the front, adjacent rooms and the top of the stairs.
The Need: The client wanted walnut book and storage cabinet that would give the hallway some personality. The cabinet needed to provide a place to display his books and store some miscellaneous items. He was intrigued by the idea of a library in the hall.
The Solution: InHouse designed a large built-in walnut book and storage cabinet to sit between the two hallway windows. The cabinet is designed to have adjustable open shelves on the sides as well as the front of the unit so it would “read” well from any angle. It is anchored by a large base which protrudes into the room in a bay-like manner which complements the architecture of the home. Other design elements playfully reflect the traditional Victorian elements found elsewhere in the residence.
|Photo F-27: Walnut Bookcase/Storage Cabinet|