Below are pictures of some of the detail on the bookcases - which are now nearing completion. The handles in the pictures are mock-ups at the moment.
Careful detailing gives the shelves a feeling of "floating"
Adding a stepped moulding to the shelf front gives lightness and adds visual interest
Mock up of hand-carved handles. We have used this design several times before, and it has a nice tactile quality. It feels as if it is becoming a bit of a trademark - if it ain't broke...