Tapered tchotchke shelves

The problem the client presented was a collection of tchotchkes of all different sizes, as well as books, magazines, and pictures, cluttering the bedroom. Many are dear to her, and she was frustrated not to be able to see them. I took inspiration from the room itself and its cathedral ceiling, designing a storage system with an angled face. High shelves at the bottom leave space for larger items like the wonderfully narrative “Fairy Village” her daughter made (pictured), while small shelves at the top present tiny items without swallowing them up. Then alternating units reverse the spacing order for flat things like magazines at the bottom and maybe framed photos at the top.