For people who have more books than clothes, there comes the dilemma of how to organize them and how to make all those bookshelves look pretty. If you're not one for adding other objects in with your books (shame on you!), there are other options for making it look good. Here are some ideas for how to arrange books in ways that make sense for you. Mix in objects you love with your books. Nicely framed family photos, art pieces, and small low maintenance plants (hello succulents!) are a great way to give your shelves a collected look. Vary the arrangement of the books to add more interest and balance. Have some books standing and others stacked. (more…)
My mother and I have always poked fun at my grandmother for her house that has nothing but white walls. We poked fun enough to where she eventually listened to us and painted a few rooms in soft blues. But looking back, maybe she had the right idea. Recently my grandmother, being the sharp, witty woman that she is, said to me with a smirk, “I noticed in all the design magazines everyone has white walls.” Just a couple years ago I, like the rest of the world at the time, could not accept a room as finished if it didn’t have some sort of hue on the walls. White walls were almost sinful! A missed opportunity. So what happened? Why all of a sudden did the entire world grasp a hold of taking white-out to a space? My theory is that after years of having no white in our...