37 comments

  1. Megan Abigail Chandler says: January 16, 2012

    you have used this in such a clever way!! Love your apt!

  2. Ivana says: January 16, 2012

    I love Ikea! And even if I have a slight preference for Billy, I must say that your Expedit looks divine! Perfect styling! You did an amazing job!
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  3. just me says: January 16, 2012

    i like it!!! we have the same in my kids room 🙂

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  4. Nikki Rappaport says: January 16, 2012

    Your apartment is so cute! I have one too and I just adore it. Working on getting some photos of it up on the blog soon.

  5. The PvdH Journal says: January 16, 2012

    I have a tiny one from ikea that is just overflowing with books! What a wonderful idea o yours to place it as a room divider. I'll keep that in mind as I'll be looking for a new place soon!

  6. Holly says: January 16, 2012

    Love it! I really like the painted one… very cute and so smart!

  7. sampenner says: January 16, 2012

    OMG are those first pictures your apt? It is absolute gorgeousness! I am in love.

    XO,

    Sam
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  8. Ashley {styleash} says: January 16, 2012

    Your apartment is amazing! I love love love color coded book shelves!

  9. Audrey says: January 16, 2012

    Such a great idea! http://www.casualglamorous.com

  10. Karla says: January 16, 2012

    oh I really love your studio apartment!! and those examples with the shelves are great!! LOVEEE!

  11. Jordan says: January 16, 2012

    Your apartment is the sheep's bleat! Very keen indeed, ma dear!

    <3 jordan
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  12. Julia - the Urban Slant says: January 16, 2012

    I'm having a serious moment — I LOVE YOUR APARTMENT. It is amazing what you can do with space in NYC. I think I have too much space (didn't expect that), and I need to make it feel a little more cozy.

  13. Miss Bibliophile says: January 16, 2012

    I love these shelves. They look like the perfect mix of practical storage and pretty display space. The rest of your apartment looks lovely too!

  14. allumer * decor says: January 16, 2012

    What a cute studio you have! I love that bookcases are blank canvases to show your interest and personality. They ground the space and are so functional. I love that you are using these as a room divider… looks great!

  15. cassandra says: January 16, 2012

    I use the expedit shelf as a room divider, too in my tiny house. I really like how yours works, though, since it fits in so well with the living room and bedroom portion (mine is separating the living room and kitchen).

    I am really impressed by what you've done with your small space! looks great.

    http://itsthelittle-things.blogspot.com

  16. Pop Champagne says: January 16, 2012

    haha I've been thinking of purchasing one of those for my house too, they're so useful!

  17. Karina Cifuentes says: January 16, 2012

    Wow, you've accomplished this amazingly well. I love bookcases as room dividers. Oh, and love your wall of frames. I'm itching to do this with the right ones in my apartment.

  18. sara @ the hudson diaries says: January 16, 2012

    I LOVE your studio! I have a few in my tiny NYC studio, too, but not enough space for one like yours! I also have too much exposed brick for a gallery wall of photos, so I'm quite jealous of your wall behind your couch. It looks awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Paolita@BerryHaute says: January 16, 2012

    I like the way it multitasks as a room divider and bookshelf, the open spaces let light through while being functional and adding a little privacy. Ver nice!

  20. lacoquettedelamode says: January 16, 2012

    Wow your apartment is stunning- exactly what I want mine to look like!

    XX Kathryn

    http://lacoquettedelamode.wordpress.com/

  21. Taylor Morgan says: January 16, 2012

    Oh these are great! I moved to NYC about 6 months ago and we searched hi and low for containers to store our things. We bought a few of these square book shelves and hung them up in our hall. They look great and work great! I love ikea 🙂

  22. hello, Friday says: January 16, 2012

    I seriously love the idea of using the bookcase as a room divider. Your apartment is so cute!! xoxo
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  23. designchic says: January 17, 2012

    Your apartment is wonderful and the Expedit is the perfect divider…love it!!

  24. Ashley says: January 17, 2012

    It looks great in your studio! Love the way you filled the shelves too!

  25. jacquelyn | lark+linen says: January 17, 2012

    It looks amazing! I love this piece myself – form and function 🙂

  26. bevy says: January 17, 2012

    I'm a big fan of the Expedit as well and you have some great images I hadn't seen before!

    Your studio is so cute! You did great with the bookcase styling! Everything looks so perfect!

  27. audrey marie says: January 17, 2012

    love your bookcase! i think we have the same bedding too 🙂

  28. Carrie Teal says: January 17, 2012

    Looks great, I love how you used it as a room divider.

  29. Erica | cupcakes and coffee breaks says: January 17, 2012

    This is such a great idea! I also live in a studio apartment, and that bookcase would be a perfect divider. It just looks so classy and amazing 🙂

  30. Rebecca says: January 17, 2012

    Wow, you just inspired some serious Expedit lust!!

  31. Lisa says: January 18, 2012

    I absolutely love this idea. Definitely keeping this in mind for my next apartment!

  32. {darlene} says: January 19, 2012

    Jackie, your place is looking so great!!!

  33. TracyJackson says: January 20, 2012

    nice post !!

  34. Caitlin says: January 21, 2012

    I'm always so fascinated as to how people set up their studio apartments! I absolutely love what you've done with yours! I'm particularly enamored with your throw pillows. Let's see more pictures! 🙂

    By the way, I'm a new reader. Looking forward to following along with you!

    -Caitlin @ Reverie to Reality

  35. Mojan says: January 22, 2012

    I love your place! This is also one of my favorite bookcases — thanks for posting the inspiration photos.

  36. Liesl says: February 29, 2012

    I had a bookshelf just like this to divide my first NYC apt. about a decade ago before moving to LA, and love how others have done something similar to get further inspiration if I do this again…all of your fun blog posts are getting me excited for my Big Apple move!!! LOVE your place! 🙂

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