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Bookcase Love

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

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So very gorgeous!

Don’t you love looking at inspiring photos of beautifully styled shelves?

DIY bookshelves

You know how I love vignette’s!here, here & here. Chris over at Just a Girl” is an amazing DIY’er and blog extraordinaire designed the bookcase above. Isn’t it beautiful? She shares the DIY instructions on her website on how to build the actual shelves here.

I love Sarah’s work! You can read about the amazing whole room transformation she did here. So do you notice the pattern? Many of the books are laying on their side and used as pedestals for decorative objects:

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Some bookshelves are designed so well using color. Look at the picture below how the white, teal and yellow are dispersed throughout the scene:

 

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I do love the look. Although there are not many books on the bookshelf! Is that practical for our own homes? I have a lot of books. I would like to keep them on the bookshelf, but then I wonder if all of the books crammed on there will not look as pretty!

 

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Not as pretty, but very practical. And I do see a couple small accessories on that bookcase above!

There is no magic in decorating bookshelves. As I posted here, there are no set of rules as to what is a right or wrong way to decorate a flat table surface. Many times it only requires patience and plenty of trial and error to get it right.

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Another common item that I love in all these photos are all of the white objects.

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So lovely! love.

Reading through various blogs the other day, I found strong comments either voting “yes” for hanging artwork on the actual shelf or a strong “no” stating that you do not like the look at all:

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I think it would look better without the horns. I know it is supposed to be creative. What do you think? Do you like the look of artwork hanging outside the shelf? To be honest, I do not really like the look when the artwork is large. But I sure do like love this:

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Thoughts?

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Decorating a Round Coffee Table

Seasonal Tabletops

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