Book It.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

1. Lonny Magazine   2. Vogue   3. Lonny Magazine
4. Colour Lovers 5. Hooked On Houses
6. Stephens Lighthouse   7. HGTV   8. Patricia Gray

I think there is something about walking into a room filled with lots of books.  The types of books one owns can say a lot about the person. One day, I hope to have walls and walls filled with books in my house, (all saying good things about me, of course)! One particular book collection I've been wanting to start are these leatherbound classics. That is not to say that I don't want shelves filled with books on travel, fashion, and cooking because I want it all!

So what makes these bookcases so compelling? In order to give life to your own bookshelves follow these tips from HGTV:

1. Put Your Passions on Display  2. Make it Functional  3. Show Off Your Collections  4. Go Big and Bold  5. Forget Symmetry and be Odd  6. Stack Books  7. Mix in Art with Books  8. Arrange Books by Color  9. Add Sparkle & Shine  10. Light it up


16 comments:

Piril Maria said...

So pretty!



Love,
http://thebookness.blogspot.com

Lynzy said...

I am starting to redecorate my office and I just adore #3- its going in my inspiration folder! :)
xo Lynzy
http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

Nicole Marie said...

my parents are building a playroom and i'm in charge of the design and i definitely want a book shelf.

Nicole Marie said...

my parents are building a playroom and i'm in charge of the design and i definitely want a book shelf.

mjaguilera said...

I completely agree with you, I have a thing for libraries, it's just so vintage and cozy looking! I love all of these different ways of filling bookcases, so creative!

mjaguilera.blogspot.com

Claudia Moser said...

No 5 looks great! We do have an issue in 'lodging' all of our books. My husband and I own together more than 3.000 books and this means one room is simply dedicated to them :)

Pia said...

Gosh, I am obsessed with books and bookshelves. The pictures are all so pretty!

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

i dream of having a library filled with books one day! i love the turquoise shelves in #1 and the breeziness of #3!

Dana @MyCherryPie said...

Bookshelves are one of my favorite pieces of furniture. They are so intimate and personal to me. Great post!

♥ Nadine ♥ said...

Thanks for sharing, so pretty pics!!

I arranged my books after colors a few years ago. But after some time the professional bookseller in me took advantage and now I've arranged everything after the author's names. Can't help.

Man, I love pic #5. So beautiful!!

Have a nice day!! XO.

Danielle said...

I want a bookshelf like that too one day! Books for everything! My parents have one and I love it...

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

I am off to redo my bookshelf.

Write it in Lipstick

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

i think you're right and it's the reason i just adore spending hours in bookstores...those old kind with hardwood features and interesting architecture. love it! good tips from the oracle that is HGTV, they never steer a lady wrong. ♥

cheers and thanks for the rad comments, you girls are terrific and super supportive all the time. xo

Gawgus things... said...

I've got a huge bookcase on my landing but would love to have more. The better half can't understand why I hang on to books after I've read them, but oh, I do so love them! XX

Elaine said...

Love it! Looks like I need more books.

Una said...

love books, this post is beautiful !!
xx

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