Styling bookshelves.....

Well hello..............
Are we all back-to-school coffee'd out? Are the little darlings
happily immersed in their schedules, routines, lessons, practices,
etc....?  I feel like this year has been a whole new chapter in our back-to-school,
with a high school freshman and a very independent middle schooler it's as
if I am hardly needed and eh, I skip the back-to-school coffee's - it's official
I.AM.THAT.OLD.MOM.   But that's a whole different post....today
we are going to talk about book shelf styling.

My design business really kept me busy this summer - which
was awesome!  {Awesome, but quite the juggle with kids home.}
I worked with many of you via email, which is super fun but I
also worked with many local clients on fluffing and feathering
their nests LIVE and in PERSON - which is great but also means I have
to get showered and dressed!  

Let's just say,it was the summer of bookshelves - styling that is!

What I have discovered is you all are afraid of the bookshelf -
and I am here to tell you, don't be afraid of the bookself!
Bookshelves are there to let your personality and collections
shine in your home!

The photos above and below are from my Pinterest board "Shelves and Vignettes" -
both are beautiful examples of well styled bookshelves {in my humble opinion}.
I love that they include books {duh!}, and collections, art, organic materials,
boxes, frames and quirky items too!

I am working with an eDesign client on bookshelf styling - which can
be tricky, what I wouldn't give for cheap airline tickets and be able to show
up on your door step sort of like Publisher's Clearinghouse Giveaway but
without the big check and balloons but with lots of fun stuff to style
your bookshelves like nobody's business.

But since I haven't gotten the call from Delta Airlines
to sponsor my eDesign business, a design board
and a detailed email had to suffice.

Above is the design board I quickly put together that represented
some of my favorite bookshelf styling items. 

And this photo is of a recently styled bookshelf in a client's home using
items the client already had!

And above is my bookshelves in my great room - about 4 bookshelf stylings ago!
{I might have a problem!}

And finally, the photo above is also from a client project - pay no attention to 
the upper left corner - needs something, huh?  Well I am posting this photo
to demonstrate how important balance is.  I actually broke the 
client's daughter's clay figure that we were going to include 
in the book shelf - YES, I did!  Well, good thing for me we were able
to glue the masterpiece back together, but it needed to dry so therefore was
not photo-ready in time for this picture.  

The moral of today's story......if you are local, I will come dressed
and showered and ready to style your bookcases.....however,
I may break your precious child's clay masterpiece......

And to Delta Airlines....call me, maybe?

3 comments on "Styling bookshelves....."
  1. I love how you style shelves!!! I feel my shelves are a hot mess. Once Delta hooks you up let me know :) You could always return for the Bonanza and then stop over...just saying.

  2. You are indeed the bookshelf whisperer! Love that you always include your clients own special things. I agree, book shelves should reflect the homeowners, not look like a retail shop:)! I will be calling you in November to come to my house and style away...you don't have to shower tho!

  3. Great job....and I agree that might be the area that really stumps people! You are a master and Delta should be calling any day now:)


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