Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Beautiful Bookshelves

one / two / three / four
I don't know about y'all but I'm a huge lover of books, especially a good design book because we all know I'm a sucker for anything design related.  I love how books are not only a good source of inspiration, information and entertainment but are now seen as pieces of art.  There are so many different ways you can style books, whether it be in a bookshelf, on the floor, table, etc. to make it a jaw dropping statement in your home.  You can color coordinate, stack them in different heights to almost look like a little mountain top, lay them completely horizontal, the list goes on and on and the options are endless.  I also really enjoy making little vignettes, you can add some of your favorite trinkets, vases, pictures, etc. to make it more personal.  Books can also be really inexpensive!  I just recently assisted a designer in putting a book room together and we bought most of the books from our local McCay's Book Store.  Check your local book stores because a lot of times they have older books with beautiful covers for only a few dollars!
Today I wanted to share a few of my favorites with y'all, I have actually experimented with this myself numerous times, I'm personally a huge fan of color blocking at different heights.  I have one big colorful mountain of books here at my house and whenever I can talk Jamie into taking pictures of our little box, I'll be sure to share.  Enjoy and go rearrange some of your books! :)
one
one / two

2 comments:

jamie wright said...

I love it! Not only very stylish but I love getting books back into todays modern home which is so consumed with everything being digital. Very creative and another fantastic post!!

VSMyatt said...

As a HUGE lover of books this is one of my favorite posts to day. After the holidays I might have to experiment myself. Problem is I have more books that shelves to fit them!!