During all of the built-in construction (see part 1, part 2, the room reveal and the design details), I found myself saying over and over “I can’t wait to get my hands on the shelves!” They were begging for some styling and I was itching to bring some color and character into the room.
Bookshelf styling can often leave people scratching their heads– unsure what to fill the empty space with and how to arrange it. I really love styling and in fact every time I go to my best friend’s house, she may or may not find her shelves tweaked after I leave.
Today I’m spilling the secrets of my process with a video tutorial: Bookshelf Styling 101. (thanks to James for his skills, as usual!)
A few sources for you:
Left shelves: West Elm Tray | Foo Dog Bookends (similar) | Target Basket (out of stock) | Additional: Homegoods Turquoise Box, Candles, Coral Frame, vintage gold swans, thrifted antlers, vintage coral, extra books are either vintage or from Barnes and Noble
Thanks for your feedback yesterday. I would still love to hear your thoughts!