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Our house a few areas with built-in bookcases so I have been scouring the web for some styling inspiration. These are my top 5 bookshelves!  I love all the color in Aerin Lauder’s home in the top image, and the cabinets at the bottom would be a great way to hide all Knox’s toys!

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 I love a really dark lacquer paint for book shelves.  This black looks so chic and navy is a great option, as well.

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 How amazing is this vintage library ladder?  Swoon.

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 I realize these are not built-ins, but I loved the color of the shelves and the cool picture as a focal point.

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I love the floor to ceiling bookshelf behind a couch.  This is a similar layout to our living room and it makes me want to make our book shelf take up the entire wall!  I am also in a major green mood so this green velvet curtain with the pops of pink is definitely speaking to me!

Image Sources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5