Selecting a sofa and coffee-table combination or picking a lamp for a bedroom is no problem for many home decorators, but ask them to style a set of shelves and things could get tricky. Ask for advice and many designers will suggest keeping things casual and a little undone, but nailing that perfectly relaxed but polished vibe is no easy feat. If you’re finding yourself in such a situation, these tips from some of the biggest names in design will help you to arrange perfectly casual-chic shelves in no time.
GT Art/Design Vintage Scandinavian Pottery ($300)
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