I have long admired the use of antique wall shelves in home decor. Painted...gold gilt...unfinished wood.. any and all options suit me just fine. They are the perfect way to display a pair of inherited china plates, blue asian jars or a colorful set of foo dogs. They add a little extra something to each and every space, whether a living area, bedroom or entry.

Here are some of my all-time favorite rooms that feature some fabulous wall shelves:


Alex Papachristidis

Aerin Lauder


Mary MacDonald

Amanda Lindroth

Nick Olsen for Lee Jofa

Miles Redd

Apartment of Tory Burch - Daniel Romualdez


I have been stalking EBAY for a while for the perfect pair. Last week, I performed my daily search and happened upon the most perfect set for sale for an unthinkable price . Antique Italian Florentine gilt wall shelves with scallop shell detail. oh. my. goodness. 

Here they are...currently en route from Florida; I cannot wait until they arrive! Now, I just need to decide where they will live and what I will put on top of them!