I have thought about styling, or re-styling, my living room bookshelves for a while. There were a few obstacles though…like where would I put everything that didn’t make the cut? Storage in my house is running out…very quickly it seems. Anyway, my goal was to get all my white and cream ironstone finally in one place. I love seeing bookshelves styled with a homeowner’s collections. I think it’s a great way to put your mark on a room.
After the initial confusion, it all started to come together.
My living room is a rectangle. One long wall is nothing but window and bookshelves. It was one of the reasons we bought this house. The symmetry of this wall just makes me smile.
When I sit in my corner chair, this is the wall that I see.
I thought I would have plenty of ironstone to fill the shelves. Happily, I did not! I haven’t added to my collection for a while because I didn’t have room to display any more. Now I do…
I tried leaving some of the books on the shelves and just adding the ironstone.
For me it didn’t work. What I would like to do is cover some of the books with ivory paper and then add them. The hodge podge of my book collection was throwing everything off.
I’m working on some new pillow covers to bring in more pops of yellow. I’ve wanted to add some buffalo check for years and finally ordered a swatch from Country Curtains. Hopefully it will be just the right color.
I thought about clearing out the corner cabinets in my dining room and putting the ironstone there. I decided against that because I wouldn’t be able to enjoy it. By putting it in the living room, I can not only enjoy the view, I can obsess about adding more!
Happy Wednesday…make it a good one!