I mentioned in my last post that after refinishing the floors, I wasn’t bringing anything back into my home that I didn’t absolutely love. This has left me with a few bare walls and corners, one of them the five foot wide space of wall between my family room and dining room. I decided an étagère would be the best fit by maximizing the use of vertical space and providing me with more storage.
The étagère is a versatile piece of furniture because it can live just about anywhere: an office, dining room, living room, bedroom. Most tend to be shallow in depth so they don’t push into a room taking up too much space. Étagères are the elegant cousin of the bulkier bookcase with their thinner frames, open backs, and more formal style.
These shelving units store anything from kitchen goods to office supplies to bathroom towels. Styles vary from chinoiserie to industrial. I’m a fan of the golden versions, glamorous, but practical too.