Hello my friends. Today I got a little “burr” in my bonnet about our den. It’s such a nice sunny spot, but it’s kind of cluttered, and not used to it’s full potential. I decided to do a little updating. You know, a few tweaks. :) I started with a quick bookshelf restyle.
Here’s what our bookshelves looked like before.
That was on a clean day. ;) I have a real problem with bookshelves; I just can’t find a style I like for very long.
So today I changed things up a bit. I went a little lighter and more neutral with the accessories, and moved the books to the bottom.
(please excuse the photo quality, it’s SO DARK here!)
I added a plain linen colored canvas to the top shelf to lighten it up, and layered a monogram, a vintage “signature 6”, and some shells from the beach to the top shelf.
I love the shape of these vases and this pedestal bowl, so they are displayed on the 2nd shelf, but I’m not sure that’s final. I so prefer simple, graphic arrangements; and I hate lots of small accessories, which makes achieving those perfectly layered and beautiful bookshelf designs difficult for me.
I think I’ll live with this for a bit, and try to create something that coordinates on the other side of the armoire. Stay tuned for a few more updates to this room. I’d really like to spend more time in here, so I’m going for style and function. :)
Have a great day!
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