This drop in temperature has me craving quiet time with a cup of a coffee and a good book. As you might already know, I not only have a weakness for good design books, but also for arranging them, and re-arranging them some more. Books on the shelf, on the coffee table, and on the office armoire, you can find them in almost every room of my house. I always like to think that you can get a good sense of who someone is by the books they keep. I find myself daydreaming up home libraries for me and my clients. From traditional home office libraries for some inspiration or mid-day distraction (great for creative blocks!), to non-traditional home libraries under staircases or in patio areas. In this day and age where almost everything is digital, I can’t help but fall in love with the tangible charm found in books. They are ideal for big and small spaces, creating an organized, yet spontaneous focal point in a room. Interested in dreaming up a home library for your home? Let’s chat over coffee!
Designer tips for styling a bookshelf:
1. Mix it up: A mix of vertical and horizontal books can add an unexpected element creating a more visually interesting bookshelf.
2. Personalize it: Books can tell someone a lot about you, but it’s even better when it’s combined with photos or personal art work.
3. Play with color: Try color coding your books, painting the inside of your bookshelf, or adding simple touches of color that ties in the contents of your bookshelf. (Ex. A blue trinket box to highlight all the beautiful details of blue throughout your bookshelf.)
4. Decorate with shapes: Books for the most part are rectangular, so adding decorative items of different shapes can add a playful flair to your arrangement.