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The dilemma: One spouse is a bookworm who wants to fill the shelves like library stacks; the other prefers a sparse, curated shelf-scape featuring interesting objets d’art and perhaps a few color-matched volumes.
The compromise: Place the library stacks in a hallway with shallow store-bought or built-in bookcases extending floor to ceiling, and let the bookworm organize them. Keep a “showcase” shelf in the living area for the stylist to command.
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