I see a lot of "almost" bookshelves. They hold books and look "design-y" but they waste energy and space. If you are really into books, it's not about the cute shelves. It's about the books. Make that space hold as many as it can.
Cottage mudroom features full height shaker cabinets adorned with oil-rubbed bronze hardware beside a built-in bench topped with turquoise cushion under a beadboard backsplash lined with row of hooks under cubbies filled with beach towels next to catchall