Monday, May 23, 2011

Books, Books Everywhere!

Hi Everyone!  Sorry I have been MIA for a few days.  My sister is visiting from the US so we have been out and about enjoying Munich and beyond! 

I'll be back in full swing this weeked but until then here are some ideas for using books in all styles of spaces.  We all know how personal and beautiful a space can be when it is filled with books but I continue to be amazed at how versatile they can be.  No matter what your design style is or what type of space it is, books just plain "work".

Here are a few rooms that make this point beautifully for some new inspiration, spanning a variety of styles:

{via Velvet Moss Blog}
 Bohemian...

{Courtney Giles}
Upstate Chic...

Sophisticated Santa Barbara...

Ethnic...

European...

Simple...

Coastal...

Feminine...

Eccentric Intellectual...

{via Enchanted Home Blog}
San Franciscan...

Casual...

{Elaine Griffith}
Classic...
Mid-Century Modern...

and Traditional.

I'm sure there is more but these are a few examples to start with!
What is your favorite way to use books in a space?

If you'd like to see more about decorating with books, look here, here, and here
I also posted about reading nooks - you can find that here.

5 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Few things can add the warmth and personality to a room the way books can. You have done a beautiful job illlustrating that Barbara! Hope you are enjoying the visit wtih your sister!!

Rachael @ Roco Rennie said...

My must have for any home is a bookcase!! So i guess i love books. That ethnic shit ticks all the boxes for me. x

eclecticrevisited said...

hope you're enjoying your sisters visit...
and I love home libraries...lots of great inspiration...

maureen

Conspicuous Style Design Blog said...

Barbara, what a great post, and one you don't see on every other blog! I am in love with the European style!
Stacy

Janet said...

Oh là là... that art deco piece, the eccentric intellectual, that's just what I've been looking for. Elegant without being busy. Would you know where I might go about finding it?

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