Love the "beachy/casual" theme of this - but also the creativity with the bookcases (the colors). The theme and colors would work to emphasize our proximity to the Sound. We forget we're a costal City. The units on the upper floors on the south side can see the water.
How to Upgrade an ugly oak bookshelf to look like a Pottery Barn one. Added a baseboard riser to make it taller and a board at the top, then added trim and crown moulding, painted with a stain blocking primer and Country Chic Paint in Dark Roast