Hola! Did you enjoy the weekend? Or perhaps yours is still going thanks to President's Day? If so, I hope you enjoy a day of relaxation. It's what President John Kennedy would have wanted...
Wasn't he a total babe (and wasn't she gorgeous) ? My, my, my. Anyway- today I wanted to delve in to some bookshelf inspiration. I have had 2 silver pagoda bookshelves in my dining room for a few years and I have never been happy with the way I've decorated them. Truthfully, they are in a hidden nook of the house and that has caused me to use them as more of a "catch-all" for extra dinnerware and knick knacks. Here is a recent picture I took of them:
Booooooring. Plus, they just feel randomly strewn together ( probably because truthfully, they are). However, I am currently at a loss for how to create a more unified and interesting look to them, especially because they are freestanding and I can't just fill them with books! So, I went looking for visually beautiful shelves that also feel "real" and "functional." Here are a few of my favorites:
I love that Kelly Wearstler stacked her shelves with books horizontally rather than vertically in her office. This is always an option, as I have wayyy to many coffee table books. I could also add in a few framed photos and mementos:
I love that this bookshelf displays a few potted boxwoods and other architectural elements amidst the books- so unexpected and different!
I can't wait to give my shelves new life. I'll be sure to share the process with you! What are your plans for the day?