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To Expedit, With Love (Part I)

UPDATE: Check out my Expedit Hack here and take a look at my second round-up, this time of Expedit Hacks, right here.

I love our expedit bookcase.  So much so that I quickly abandoned the idea of replacing it, even with an amazing, vintage teak modular unit, when we were considering options for Hubby’s desk.  I have actually owned four Expedit bookcases!  Two were left at my parents’ when I moved out because they fit the awkward space under the slanted roof on the top floor perfectly.  The fourth resides in our basement.  I love that the Expedit never warps and makes organizing books by theme, or by colour, a cinch – plus the little cubbies are great for adding decorative items.

With ideas for Hubby’s desk still in the works, but a replacement for the expedit definitely off the table, I’m gathering inspiration and coming up with some ideas to make mine a little more stylish.  Here are some gorgeously styled Expedit bookcases to check out:

And here’s my IKEA Expedit…I have a lot of ugly things to store, so I’m going to be sharing an easy way to hide the uglies soon!



  1. Stephanie
    June 22, 2011 / 2:35 pm

    Who knew cubbies could be so fun?!

  2. Aimee @ The Stylish Nest
    June 22, 2011 / 3:17 pm

    Wow, using two as a dividing wall is awesome. I have always wanted to get one, but we have nowhere to put it in our current home. Someday though. 🙂

  3. Dana@Mid2Mod
    June 22, 2011 / 4:20 pm

    Jenn and Joe have a dark Expedit like yours, with some of the red boxes and white door inserts. They're using it to divide the sleeping area from the living area of their temporary space. Holden and I use the open cubbies for playing peek-a-boo. :)Do you have room for the small Expedit unit with the attached desk for the hubs so he can have his own cubbies…or is that too much of a good thing?

  4. Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse
    June 22, 2011 / 7:24 pm

    I do think that might be too much of a good thing! At that point, I should have been buying them in bulk. Lol. Plus, I do share my cubbies. The basement expedit, especially! 🙂

  5. Jen
    June 22, 2011 / 8:21 pm

    The organized part of me LOVES these shelves!! Especially with the red wall ;-)Quote Prints

  6. Carol@TheDesignPages
    June 22, 2011 / 11:31 pm

    These bookcases are the most versatile thing really. I love the Design Manifest version as well as Cameron McNeil's clever solution. Glad to have stumbled across your blog!!!

  7. Midcenturymadam
    June 23, 2011 / 12:50 am

    Expedit Love! I guess I've been living in the dark ages because I had no idea what an Expedit was. These will definitely go into the planning stages of our new home. They would look great as built-ins but way more affordable. Are the cubbies large enough for record albums? Thanks so much for the great idea.

  8. Dana@Mid2Mod
    June 23, 2011 / 1:21 am

    haha! It's so generous of you to share the basement ones.

  9. Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse
    June 23, 2011 / 2:07 pm

    Midcentury Madam: the inside of each cubby is about 13" (or 33 cm). And the expedit comes in different sizes (in terms of overall height and width) too.Dana: I am nothing if not generous. Lol.

  10. Lory
    September 21, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    How many interesting ideas! Thank you!

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