20 January 2010

{the art in a library}

just last weekend the bookshelves that frame the fireplace in the bungalow {and oh wow, this is apparently the best photo of them, will try to add better view, stat.} took a very long bath {what you can see in that photo is the formerly card-boarded up window which --contrary to the former owner's beliefs-- did not actually provide the best defense against the elements/critters/general filthiness} and decided on a fresh coat of high gloss oxford white.

and books were finally unpacked. would like to now make a transition from haphazardly strewn to effortlessly styled. though now that i reassess the photos i'm drawn to, turns out the emphasis is more on styled and less on effortlessly. hmm. here are a few. thoughts, tricks, tips?


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4 comments:

KL said...

The second photo reminds me of how your shelves were styled in your downtown apartment. Can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

alissamiles said...

Hey! Look up the store called Henry Road. You might like some things there also. Love. It.

Gennie said...

Books stacked horizontally have always been my fave. Makes even large boring text books look regal at times. Pair it with a framed photo to the right or left, leaned up against the back of the bookshelf (most like the second pic) and I think it would look quite effortless! Plus, then it creates the perfect space to showcase those little nicknacks you picked up in other countries that often don't seem to have a purpose ;)

vintage simple said...

Hee, hee...! I liked your last little note. That was funny!
I find the first two photos a bit too busy, personally...but I like the third one. It doesn't seem so painfully styled, basically. :) But that's just my opinion...

-maria