All posts tagged: Arranging Bookshelves

Jennifer Farlin

TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY! WHOOP! WHOOP!

Dear Gentle Frost Bitten Snow Covered Reader, I just realized I started this blog two years ago this month. Let’s look back, shall we? My FIRST post.  Eek. Three Simple Decorating Tips to Get You Unstuck Drop Cloth Chic.  Another post coming like this one… Making Art Out of the Everyday, Or…Ode to A Green Purse 5 Minute Spring Decorating Chandelier Love. What Door Do You Use and One Door’s Journey, A Follow-Up The McTray Tartan Love  How To Style A Bookshelf For Normal People Mason Jar Chic Tweaky Tweakerton  Camping Sold! My House in Pictures. 11-11 Hey Pottery Barn… The Addams Family Vs. The Munsters Surrender Spooooky House  Thankful Thursdays Almost Wordless Wednesday Locker Love Paper Source New York I Love You How To Make Temporary Housing Feel Like Home My House. Carlisle. Matchbook Love What’s In…What’s Out. Green! Chairs To You  Downsizing Part 1 Life You Want Weekend  Murder Mystery at My House Color Inspirations  I’m Sorry You Aren’t a Military Family–So Put That In Your Pipe And Smoke It I Am A …

Styling Bookshelves for Normal People Part 2

  Traditional Family Room by Rockville Centre Interior Designer HarLoe Interiors So this is Bookshelves 201.  If you are here and haven’t taken Bookshelves 101 that is fine.  I really think next semester these two courses should be combined.  I’m going to go over some important points to consider that are pertinent to 101 so you should be just fine.  Just in case, here is the syllabus for 101, Styling Bookshelves for Normal People Part 1. Important Points to Consider when Arranging Bookshelves/Built-Ins: 1.  WHERE is it located?  IMPORTANT.  If it someplace you stare at all the time i.e. next to your TV, do not fill it with everything you own. Just because you have it does not mean it needs to be displayed. Just because it cost a lot of money does not mean you need to display it or keep it. Just because it was a gift does not mean you need to display it and stare and it constantly (especially if you don’t like it.) Just because you don’t know what to …

How to Style a Bookshelf for Normal People. Part 1

You actually did get more birthday presents than this Elaine, but they didn’t match the shelving unit so I had them destroyed.     (CatalogLiving.net September 25, 2012) (Source: potterybarn.com) This is a tough one.  I struggle with this too.  How do you make built ins, shelves, bookcases look artfully arranged without looking “arranged”.  It’s like that scenario where you spend 4 hours trying to look really good and when you arrive at said destination– “Oh this old thing?  I just threw it on.” It’s the unwritten rule that unless it is for a grade, interview, etc…no one wants to look like they tried too hard. So when I look at magazine pictures of bookshelves they all look so amazing and haphazard all at once. Like this: But really?  Who has bins of…are those parchments?…lying around and books that all happen to match? Hence the title of this post—How to Style a Bookshelf for Normal People. You need to remember a few rules.  Let’s keep it basic.  Simple.  When we have it mastered we will move …