Monday, May 14, 2012

{How To} Styling My Little White Bookcase

One of the great curses of being a designer {well, almost!} is not being able to let something sit. When I get bored, normally it's my bookcases that get rearranged first.  At home in California I have the best built in bookshelves, but here in Seattle I just have one small bookcase- which I love, as it was my great grandma's. I sanded and painted it white when I redid my room back in October. Although it's small, I still manage to get lots of things I love, and of course some books, on the little white bookcase.
Today I'm sharing the method to my styling madness. Here it goes!


























There ya have it. I think it'll stay this way for at least a few weeks :)
What are your favorite styling tricks?


Have a lovely Monday!
Love,
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27 comments:

  1. Loved your blog so much that I grabbed your badge ^^
    Seriously great quality blog. Found you through the blog hop.
    Keep up the great work xo Lau

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  2. Nice job! Love how you put everything into steps!

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  3. i am planning to rearrange my book shelves but I didn't know how to start. Thanks for sharing this. I love it. I can't wait to get started.

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  4. This is so helpful - such a cute little space in your room!

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  5. I love your tips for styling- such great pieces of advice. I love the idea of turning books the wrong way for added interest. Great job, you fab designer!

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  6. I'm always looking for new ways to decorate and organize my bookcase. I can't keep it in the same way for long too! Loved your tips, the pictures are so beautiful!

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  7. I am so glad that you posted some tips about this! When I move my bookcase home-home this summer it will be in need of a little spruce up!

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  8. Great tips!! Love stacking books and adding cute little trinkets for interest!

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  9. What a wonderful how-to! Inspired to go home and take a closer look at our shelves!:)

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  10. Looks great! I love how it's pretty and still funtional and filled with your favorite things!

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  11. I am about to paint my little bookcase and this post is so perfect and timely!

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  12. love it :) I love redoing my bookcases all the time..I have so much fun finding new ways to set them up! I'm obsessed with using books as decor and Jeff can't seem to get on board yet haha!

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  13. you are so talented!! thanks for the great tips love :)

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  14. Great job friend! I always love the feminine muted pastel colors :) And I of course always love fresh flowers ALL over the house :) I need my own flower garden I think!

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  15. Love the redo!! You totally need to write a book muffin!! and I'm going to start campaigning for your own show on HGTV ;)

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  16. So precious!! You have SUCH an eye for color and styling. Now come and live with me.

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  17. Looks great. The little tutorial was helpful! Thanks!

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  18. Great tips!! Now I want a bookshelf to decorate haha! Dont think it would half as great as yours though! I like your tip about threes keeping the eye interested. It's so true and something I always forget.

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  19. Great tutorial! The book shelf looks so good. You have a great blog!

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  20. i'm a big fan of baskets and trinkets mixed in... looks great!

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  21. Just stumbled across your blog tonight, and I have to tell you I'm in love! You have so much great content, so many pretty things to look at, and I've already gotten some ideas for new projects. I love this particular how to, because I have several bookcases and I only ever go 'traditional' and put books in them, but I'm going to have to mix it up and try something like this. New follower. :-)

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  22. Looks fantastic! I love all the colors and little details you put into it.

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  25. I just discovered your blog and it inspires me so much! Thanks for sharing the tips!

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