Posts Tagged ‘Shelving’

Set of stacking storage shelf display cubes

Monday, January 28th, 2013
Contemporary cube shelving

Natural wood cube storage

Display cubes offer a relaxed alternative to fixed shelving and with this set of six freestanding cubes, you can arrange them in a configuration of your choice.

They come in a natural wood finish, but are ripe for being altered. We love the idea of adding a coat of contrasting coloured paint inside each cube or by sticking in some favourite wallpaper designs.

With the cubes measuring different sizes and depths, there are varying spaces inside to add books, display pictures or stand vases.

The set of six stacking storage display cubes cost £129 from Rockett St George.

Conran furniture at Marks and Spencer

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

After the success of their first range of products at M&S in the autumn, there’s a new selection of items designed by Conran available at Marks and Spencer.

This time around, it’s hard to pick just a few favourites, as there are so many lovely pieces. Here are a few examples:

Exclusive Conran furniture from M&S

Conran Amis sofa

The large Amis sofa, with its gentle curves, is oozing in comfort. It’s available in a choice of Conran-exclusive fabrics. Some of the other pieces in the rest of the room include the Conran Brindley open shelving unit, the Conran Turned Pedastal table lamp and the Conran Kilim patchwork rug.

Conran modular sofa design
Conran Coleridge seating

As a change from a sofa, the contemporary modular seating units are perfect for creating your own seating arrangement. The Coleridge corner chair can be teamed with the Coleridge one seater to create small or large seating configurations. A matching Coleridge footstool is available too. We love the bold red against the wooden floor, but other colour choice options are available.

Designer Conran furniture and home accessories

Harrison bedstead

For the bedroom, Conran has designed this pure and simple Harrison white bedstead, adorned with their Spring check bedding range.

Find more furniture and home accessories by Conran at M&S.

Circuit shelving unit from SquarePear Furniture

Friday, August 19th, 2011
Funky modern home shelf storage unit

Modern shelving

SquarePear Furniture create some really unusual pieces of furniture and home accessories, including this modern circuit shelving unit.

We love the loop design, and rounded corners, of this useful home storage solution and the white satin paint finish gives it a sleek and smooth look.

There’s plenty of room on the shelf to store a good number of books or trinkets, plus there’s extra storage room on top, for example to stand a photo, candle or vase.

The circuit shelving unit costs £190 and can be ordered from the SquarePear Furniture store on Not On The High Street.

Ferm Living Dorm shelf

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
Stylish interior design storage idea

Stylish wall display unit

Looking for a stylish way to display your favourite home accesories?

This eye-catching Ferm Living Dorm shelf offers an attractive and contemporary wall unit display solution.

Designed by Trine Andersen, the Dorm shelf is shaped like the outline of a house. It’s made from a mix of birch and alder plywood and comes with a pale blue or pale pink background.

The Dorm shelf is available to purchase from Cloudberry Living for £69.96.

Umbra Conceal bookshelf from Red Candy

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Funky modern conceal shelf by UmbraContemporary bookshelf shelf for your homeUmbra interior design products for your home

Ever wanted to suspend your books in thin air? If your magical skills aren’t quite up to achieving this feat, then the Umbra Conceal bookshelf can do it for you!

This nifty shelf invention, designed by Miron Lior, creates the illusion of an invisible, floating shelf on which you can stack a small collection of books (it’s similar to the Self Shelf that we featured a while ago).

Made from metal, the shelf comes with instructions as to how to fit it from the wall – it needs a couple of screws – and can accommodate books of up to 20cm in depth, and a maximum load of 6.8kg.

The Umbra Conceal shelf is available to buy from Red Candy, where it’s priced at £9.50.

10 home bargains in the John Lewis sale

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Many of the Boxing Days sales are in full swing now – hope you’ve got lots of bargains, if you were after them! – and by the looks of it, lots of items have been selling well.

We couldn’t resist a quick browse of John Lewis sale and, amongst the homeware items still available, we’ve spotted several familiar favourites now reduced by up to half price and lots of other good buys.

Here are some of our top picks.

1. The contemporary metal bay tree sculpture by Alex Davis, that we featured in April, has been reduced from £545 to £375.

2. The quirky Karlsson book design mantle clock, in primary colours, has been reduced from £25 to £12.50.

3. The distinctively designed Content by Conran matador armchair, in caterpillar green, reduced from £999 to £699.

4. A very nice dark wood Ellis sideboard, which would provide plenty of useful storage, reduced from £299 to £199.

5. More good shelving in the form of the Content by Conran Kendal alcove shelving in oak, reduced from £695 to £399.

6. A Nick Munro walnut dining table, reduced from £899 to £599.

7. An Ella Doran Indian Slippers design cushion is reduced from £35 to £17.50.

8. A colourful Villeroy & Boch new wave caffee farida espresso cup reduced from £14.95 to £7.50.

9. The Denby Monsoon chrysanthemum jug, which is a lovely shape, reduced from £9 to £6.30.

10. John Lewis geometric mugs (in red, green and grey) reduced from £4 to £2.

Creative Storyline shelf

Friday, June 12th, 2009
Storyline shelf

Storyline shelf

Ever wondered what a sound looks like? According to Frederik Roije, it looks a bit like this!

Yes, this rather creative Storyline shelf has been built in a shape based on the graph produced of the frequencies generated when the word ‘bliss’ is spoken.

It all sounds a bit technical, but in simple terms this is a really funkily designed shelf that will look attractive on any wall. We’re big fans of unusual shelves and this one ticks all the right boxes.

The shelf is made out of anodised steel, coated with a dark grey finish and is tough enough to hold books and other items.


The Storyline shelf measures 90 x 20 x 28cm and is available for £145 from the lovely DutchByDesign.

For another unusual shelf idea, don’t miss the unique floating self shelf.

Conran balance shelving

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
Conran balance shelving

Conran balance shelving

If you’re in need of some new shelving, then how about this eye-catching balance shelving?

It’s made from solid lipped and veneered European oak (also available in walnut for a slightly higher price) and offers a modern, but practical, design. You can use it against a wall simply for storage, or use it in a larger room to divide the space and use it for objects d’art.

It would look great used like this, for example, in an open plan home, where it could help define certain areas, but not block out light or act as a ‘wall’.

The oak balance shelving is available from the Conran Shop for £725.

Self Shelf the amazing floating shelf

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
Self Shelf floats like magic!

Self Shelf floats like magic!

If you’re looking for a novel form of shelving which will get noticed for all the right reasons, then how about the Self Shelf?

This clever shelving invention is basically a fake book that attaches to your wall and acts as a shelf. It’s sturdy and can hold a fair weight, but looks great as it appears to be floating on your wall.

The Self Shelf is available in three colours – yellow, blue and red – and costs £19.95 from DutchByDesign.

Found via Domestic Sluttery

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For another unusual shelving idea, check out the creative storyline shelf.

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