After I posted this image (above) here last week I started thinking about how much I loved the surprise pop of blue in the coloured boxes under the desk, and what a useful decorating tool coloured boxes are.
See what I mean? This display (above) is really appealing, but the green boxes take it to another world of beautiful. Of course everybody’s favourite coloured box in the world of decor (in other worlds the blue Tiffany box might take first place) is the orange Hermes box.
Or even, the best orange and the best blue used together:
Yes, they are gorgeous and the perfect shade of orange, but they are expensive to come by, especially if you want to use them as a collection.
But there are ways around the I-want-that-expensive-orange-box problem. I saw this over at High-heeled foot in the door (which is now Effortless Style)- it’s a chocolate box! Now that’s what I call a gift that keeps on giving..
imag credits: rita konig, house and home, decorpad x3, design manifest, flickr, house and home, unknown, high-heeled foot in the door
I loved reading about the bookcase-painting transformation on young house love. It completely changed the space. See the rest of this painting project here.
Of course painting the back of bookshelves in a different colour is not a new idea. I remember Thom Filicia doing it a bit in homes way back on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy! And it looked amazing then, too. It’s a great way of introducing a colour or tying a colour into the furnishings without painting the whole room. It can also really modernise a space.
White bookcases can be beautiful, and quote often the backs of bookcases (in my house at least) are completely covered by books. But if you’re displaying mainly accessories, collections of vases, pictures along with a few books, colour on the backs of the shelves makes it all look like a cohesive display.
I love the way the pale greeny-blue above brings out the hues in the old glass bottles.
Okay, so this one’s not for books, but don’t the white jugs pop so beautifully against the dark background (above)?
Images: lonny, samantha pynn, graciela rutlowski via house of turquoise, southern accents, unknown, coco rocha in vogue, john willey, house beautiful, lonny, house and home, decorpad, jeremy samuelson, house beautiful
It’s Friday at last and I’m going to my happy place knowing I can wake up and not have to do the early morning multiple drop-off. Instead I get to host a birthday party with 15 5 year-olds – not exactly relaxing! But a lot of fun. Have a wonderful and happy weekend! x
Image via everything fabulous
atlanta homes mag
Isn’t this office amazing? I saw it over at one of my fave blogs, shelter. I love everything about it, in particular the way those gold/brass metal shelves look against the dark walls. And the geometric shape! Here’s another favouite from my ‘files’.
Iron shelves look just as good (below). A pair of tall shelves placed symmetrically (either side of a sofa/fireplace etc) always looks fantastic, and is a great way to add height to displays.
carrier and co
More gold-coloured shelves against a dark wall:
I wonder which came first: the recess in the wall or the shelves! (above). I like the way the wallpaper wraps around behind the bookcase.