A lot goes into choosing a large piece of furniture, but the moment I saw the Amherst Mid Century Modern Horizontal Bookcase from Target’s in-house brand Project 62, I knew it would be a missing piece in the puzzle that is my apartment.
Let’s preface this with the fact that I have a pretty… eclectic style. I love a gallery wall of crazy art and vintage biological posters. The display cabinet in my living room is full of skulls and taxidermy. But a lot of my taste in furniture skews mid-century, something that’s tough to nail down at a more affordable price point.
The reason that the Amherst bookcase is so great is the fact that its size and shape is deceptively hearty. Because it’s a lower, horizontal bookcase, that frees up the top to be decorated with art and tchotchkes that look so much better displayed out in the open than stuffed on a shelf. The open shelves keep books out in the open, ready to be grabbed, but tucked away neatly in an organized fashion.
What previously stood in the corner of my apartment was a dark, black bookshelf and a large mirror. That bookshelf is long gone, the mirror has been shifted, and this bookshelf adds a punch of togetherness to an otherwise unassuming part of my living room.
Other Bookcases to Consider:
Stax Console, $399 from CB2
Walnut Brown Wood Ashlyn Bookshelf, $299.99 from World Market
Ebern Designs Grau 5-Shelf Mid Century Low Standard Bookcase, $177.99 from Wayfair
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