I’m in the beginning stages of thinking about my office design and with that comes functional shelving and storage. Since we’ve been installing amazing customs closets behind closed storage, I can have wayyy more fun with open storage! I’ve been browsing the internet for beautiful etageres that will work in the space. Click through to see what I’m loving and leaning towards… there’s pretty much one for every style and budget.Before we dive into the options, I do have to mention how versatile these things are. If you don’t have the budget or means for custom built-ins… etageres are perfect for flanking a fireplace or TV in a living space. They also look great in an office setting (obviously that’s where I’m using one), but they’re equally as perfect in the dining room for displaying china and dishes. You really can’t go wrong. I’ve also noticed them popping up in dressing rooms more frequently. If I had an impressive shoe or handbag collection, I’d totally display it… but let’s get real- I do not have an impressive collection and that’s just not my jam. Regardless, they can live in a lot of places.
01: fichter etagere // 02: parsons etagere // 03: leaning etagere // 04: lark etagere // 05: black etagere // 06: mid century etagere // 07: studio etagere // 08: stick etagere // 09: harwell etagere // 10: cabot etagere // 11: lacourte etagere // 12: lucite and gold etagere // 13: walnut and white etagere // 14: wanda etagere // 15: alice etagere // 16:helix etagere // 17: kalmar etagere // 18: riley wooden etagere // 19: classic etagere // 20: rhyder etagere
From the roundup, I’m really loving the super simple and classic options. My three favorites would be #7, #13, and #17. I’m already eager to have shelves to style and fill with gorgeous objects in my office. It’s been organized chaos for a few months now and I’m anxiously awaiting the time when it becomes the next room to renovate. Which ones are you gravitating toward?
There’s something about a freestanding shelf that is more artistic than the average built-in. They’re sculptural, dimensional, and more than just part of the architecture. What do you guys think? Do you prefer a built-in or an etagere? I think there’s definitely a place for both!