Wednesday, September 26, 2018

HOW I STYLE MY HOME WITH BOOKS

Do you have a design element that you repeat throughout your house?  For me, it's books.  Books, both vintage and new, appear in every room in my home.  They're one of the ways I style my space.  Let's take a tour.

I have a large vintage cupboard in my kitchen.  You can see how I mixed books with architectural fragments and vintage collectibles.

BOOKS IN MY KITCHEN CUPBOARD

Here's a close-up of one of the shelves.

CLOSE UP OF THE SHELF

In the foyer, I used some books as risers and topped them with another architectural fragment.  Of course this arrangement has been changed.  To see the new look, go here.


BOOKS IN MY FOYER

On a smaller scale, books appear again on this vintage french desk.

BOOKS IN VARYING STYLES AND SIZES ON THE FRENCH DESK

In the newly-styled foyer,  I placed one of my Santos atop some vintage books and a huge ledger.  Below them all is a column base.

A STACK OF BOOKS AND A LEDGER ON A COLUMN BASE

I have a pair of bookshelves in my family room.  
They're filled with books and nature-related treasures.

PAIR OF BOOKSHELVES IN MY FAMILY ROOM AND DOG PHOTO BOMB

How unusual for me!  Books actually displayed between bookends.

BOOKS IN MY LIVING ROOM

Iron spheres can be bookends too.

IRON SPHERES AS BOOKENDS IN MY LIVING ROOM

I had to add a seasonal image.  I stacked some mini leather books under a cloche and added some velvet pumpkins to my Fall mantel.

FALL MANTEL WITH BOOKS UNDER A CLOCHE

Of course books always work on coffee tables.

BOOKS ON MY XBENCH COFFEE TABLES

I cheated.  I used some Hermes scarf boxes as books.

HERMES SCARF BOXES AS BOOKS

I even have books in my pantry.  I covered the books with white paper and decoupaged images of architectural prints onto them.  To see the tutorial for this, go here.

DECOUPAGED BOOKS IN MY PANTRY

How do you style your spaces?  What design element do you repeat throughout your home?

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