It's official. I love this woman. Or, the people who come up with all the ideas - whichever.
I'm currently lusting over this puppy:
It's not necessarily the items in the display, or even the color of it - so much as the "duh" of using a series of slim-profile boxes to create a moveable and unique shelving system. I've got an area upstairs that I have no idea what to do with. It's at the top of the stairs, so we can't have anything too big or bulky. Previously, we had a small table there, but that just wasn't working. It wasn't what I was looking for. Something like this could be awesome. Filled with pet-friendly items (as it will be on the floor-level), I can see it as a great place to plop seasonal items, much like the original picture shows.
Imagine it here:
I'm thinking something like this on the one side, and then perhaps a similar design on the other side of the doorway? Too much symmetry? Maybe. In case you didn't know, the two farthest left rectangles represent already-present art. The one above the proposed shelves represents something - probably in the form of a long, thin mirror - to take up more of the space on that wall. It's a tall wall with the vault, and definitely needs something higher up.
I'm also considering the option of taking this design idea to the proposed built-in bookshelves opposite the hall doorway.
Ooohhhhhh, the possibilities! Thank you, Martha!