Tag: styling bookshelves

Home Office Bookshelves Complete & How to Find Stuff for Styling Bookshelves

June 30, 2018

The original plans were that our new office would be finished by the end of May. What is the date today? July 1. Has this ever happened to you? Of course it has.

But it  is coming out beautifully. My husband Mike has put a lot of time and work into designing and building these shelves. I thought before the final show of the room, I would give you a few ideas on how to find items to display to make your bookshelves beautiful!:

new shelvesBefore I can even start to decorate; BIG TIP: When you hire electricians for a job, make sure you tell them exactly where the plugs will be. I assumed, wrong, that they would put the plugs close to bottom of shelf or anywhere else besides where they put them in the middle of the wall. Duh. So before I do anything, I have to cover the plugs:


Better. My first place to look for items to style the shelves is shopping my own home. In closets, basement and cupboards. I have tons of stuff from over the years! I knew that the very top shelf of the bookcase would look best with one simple accessory that one, looks good and two, takes up room. That can be a tray or I like to use a basket:Read More

Weekend Project – Redesigning My Bookshelves Again!

August 13, 2012

This past weekend I wanted to finish this project I have been working on for a while now that I just can’t seem to get right. Could this be my lucky day? Let me take you through the changes these bookshelves have been through in the past couple years.


And after painting:

You can read more about finding the right gray undertones to paint here.

Then I saw a photo with a cabinet built under the shelves just like mine. I purchased a standard kitchen cabinet at Home Depot and painted the same color as the shelves:

I was happy with them for awhile until I started my living room redesign a few months ago and then I wanted something more! This redesign is being built around this fabric that I have loved forever:

Fresco- Greenhouse Fabrics

So when I saw this Amy Butler wallpaper at Joss and Main:

I knew what was going to help these shelves look even better:

And then I decorated with a few of my favorite things:


I am loving them again! I love to style them different ways with different accessories, but for now I proclaim them finished! (except for the lighting I want to put in the back.) 🙂

What do you think? I love wallpaper behind shelves, don’t you? Do you find yourself redesigning your home over & over again like me??

If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.