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Bookshelves that hang from the ceiling make use of wasted space, emphasize a room’s height, and free up the wall and floor beneath them.

A large bookcase delineates a separate sleeping area, right by the window, and doubles as a night table (the alarm clock is behind a row of books). Because the shelf is backless, natural light flows into the rest of the studio. Tori’s sleek desk is the centerpiece of her office and an example of what she calls “the white T-shirt” principle: something you don’t need to spend a lot of money on.