no more library and office detritus

Once the detritus of going digital, library catalogs and office files now make regular appearances inside our homes. Their wood or metal cabinets are often used to create a throwback, industrial-style look.

As a small house solution, these simple cabinets actually hide and organize your stuff. Let’s see a few examples that look swell in their surroundings.

Look at this large library catalog, tucked under floating stairs in the great room. Since an HGTV designer, Genevieve Gorder, lives here, we wonder what's hidden in the drawers. (HGTV)

Look at this large library catalog, tucked under floating stairs in the great room. Since an HGTV designer, Genevieve Gorder, lives here, we wonder what’s hidden in the drawers. (HGTV)

In Spain, a large office cabinet contains 20 drawers. All this bedroom storage is terrific, though may require a tall person to reach the top files. (Elle Spain)

In Spain, a large office cabinet contains 20 drawers. All this bedroom storage is terrific, though may require a tall person to reach the top files. (Elle Spain)

French designer Maurice Padovani renewed a Marseilles beach home with an industrial vibe. Two former office cabinets have positions of honor in this great room. (Homedsgn.com)

French designer Maurice Padovani renewed a Marseilles beach home with an industrial vibe. Two former office cabinets have positions of honor in this great room. (Homedsgn.com)

Surprise! An old and ugly chest of drawers gets renewed with a library catalog veneer. What looks like three drawers across opens to a single, more useful drawer. (Twice Lovely)

Surprise! An old and ugly chest of drawers gets renewed with a library catalog veneer. What looks like three drawers across opens to a single, more useful drawer. (Twice Lovely)

Mid-century goes industrial in this new dresser with pewter, bronze and brass pulls. It could be used in a great room or bedroom. Measures 48" W x 15" D x 36.5" H. (Dot and Bo)

Mid-century goes industrial in this new dresser with pewter, bronze and brass pulls. It could be used in a great room or bedroom. Measures 48″ W x 15″ D x 36.5″ H. (Dot and Bo)

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