As per usual, I’m working on about 6 sections of my apartment at one time. I’m SO close to being done a few of them, but I’m not quite there. Once such area is my bookshelf. I wish I had a floor to ceiling built-in with a library ladder(!), but I’m just working with a simple 4×4 Expedit bookcase.
While it’s not grand or fancy, it still gives me 16 sections to fill, plus the top. So I’ve been studying away to see how others have mastered the art of shelving display.
The most common notion is to fill the shelves to the brim with books.
(Love how the sofas are positioned in front of these shelves!)
While others choose to forget the books and carefully fill shelves with beautiful objects.
(This soft blue background makes me happy.)
I favor arrangements that include at least 60% books plus art and objects.
dang it! now I really want a Fornasetti face plate!
what do we think about leaning art?
I like it.
I do not however like it when it’s hung in front of a shelf.
I know its popular. Naomi hates it.
OK, this is working for me.
A little mirrored, paired with itsy bitsy art in front of shelves.
Being able to stagger heights of shelves makes it easier to display art. Alas, I do not have this luxury.
I also don’t have long width’s to fill spaces as I please.
I Just have 16 even-sized, square cubbies. Like these fellas.
seems like mostly books, with a few large objects filling a cube.
Now that I’m looking at these I wish I would have sprung for the 5×5 instead of the 4×4. BOO. It seems the more sections, the better.
How do you like to fill your shelving sections?
And where do you find your objects? I’m trying to collect from all over. Mostly vintage. Certainly not all from Home Goods. Though it takes time. I think in the end, though, it results in a bookcase full of depth, curiosity and beauty. At least that’s what I’m going for….