I've been trying to convince my better half for almost a year that built-in bookshelves are a smart solution for our home's less-than-adequate storage needs. While he's resistant, I'm quite sure that more photos like this one might just win this argument.
Not only are built-ins pretty, but they're also practical. By creating your own bookshelves (or living in a home that's already outfitted with them), you don't have to sacrifice wall space to poorly sized, ready-made shelving. Built-ins allow you to take advantage of every inch available — a must when you live in a small space.