In our new Winter Collection, we’re excited to introduce our Octavia Bookcase. The octagonal cubbies and two-tone paint colors make this bookcase a shining star in our latest collection, and one that can transition seamlessly into your home. We’re sharing a few looks and inspiration for turning this classically inspired furniture piece into a focal point in your home.
We started with this gorgeous fresh, yellow look. An old collection of National Geographic magazines gives the soft gloss white a pop of color and really makes a striking statement. You could create this same effect by using craft paper on old hardback books. Just buy some solid color craft or wrapping paper and create a monotone look that coordinates with your throw pillows, art, or dinnerware collection.
The octagonal cubbies have plate grooves that work beautifully for a piece of your wedding china or a vintage treasure, but we also love using a small urn, like our Turin Urn or a vase of flowers.
Another thing we love about the Octavia Bookcase is the two-tone interior. On both of the colors, Dark Teal and Soft Gloss White, the interior is a slightly different color creating depth and dimension. For the teal color, the interior is just a touch lighter. We did this because in a bookcase that is a dark color, the back can start to feel cavernous. The lighter, brighter paint colors means your treasures won’t get lost visually.
Two flanking a sofa, sideboard, or great piece of art creates a strong focal point, something that every room needs. Without a focal point, a room feels empty and neglected, like the decorating process isn’t complete. We particularly like creating the focal point on the wall you see first upon entering a room.
In this living room, we’re entering from the hallway, and this view is just what you want — it draws you into the room and makes you say ‘wow.’
We’re so proud of the way this beautiful piece turned out, and we know you’ll appreciate the hand-applied finishes perfected by Italian artisans.
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