A person’s books say so much about who they are, don’t you think? I just don’t understand people who don’t have any books in their homes. When I was first married we were still students; we had no furniture, no dishes, no linen, but one thing we had plenty of was books! And since then we’ve maintained the philosophy that books are one thing you can never have too many of (although maybe that wasn’t wise as we now have a garage full of storage boxes filled with them). I remember in out first apartment my mum made us a bookshelf out of besser bricks and timber planks! I just love seeing how others display their books, and how they incorporate other treasures into the display – though I like treasures to be kept to a minimum and for the books to be the main attraction.
This is one of my favourites (above). Love the black shelves and how tall the are, the colours and the pop of pink in the modern painting, it’s amazing how that little detail transforms the space! And I luurve that sofa.
How gorgeous is this library (above)? Love all the pink and red on black shelves, and the shallow shelves so books can be displayed open.
I do like a little bit of colour-coding - the bulk of my books at home are organised (I use the term loosely!) by subject, but I do have my design books organised by colour. But I like things not to be too neat and tidy – the shelves above and below are good examples.