Styling the bookshelves

~Hi friends~
Did I mention I am done styling the bookshelves?
The best part is I only had to purchase one item
 to pull it all together.
I haven’t had a minute to snap some pictures so I though it would be fun to show you where my inspiration came from.  Each and every one of these beautiful pictures played a part.
Love the pottery displayed on top.
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Display of books and magazines is beautiful.
Neutral color pallet
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Gorgeous with a  pop of color.
Hopefully by next week I will have a few pictures to share of the space.
Enjoy your weekend!

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  1. Hey Kirstin! You certainly have me wondering on that one item you got to pull it all together as you say in your introduction. Styling bookshelves, sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it; so you really got me curious.
    Have a great weekend,

  2. So anxious to see it all come together, Kristin!! Your inspiration is as beautiful as it is functional!

  3. You are such a tease, I can't wait to see how the bookcases turned out! All those images were lovely, and I'm very impressed you only had to buy one item, can't wait to see : ) have a great weekend

  4. This makes me want to do a bit of styling on my bookcases!! Very inspirational Kristin!

    Very excited to see yours!

    Art by Karena

  5. Oh I wish you could come over and style my bookshelves for me – I am so bad at that! I have that photo with the blue beadboard background in my files too….love the pop of color. Can't wait to see your bookshelves!
    Happy weekend K!

  6. Can't wait to see what you do with your bookshelves! This is always something I struggle with!

  7. Bookshelves are the hardest thing~I will be curious to see if yours are done so they are pretty, or they are functional or both!

  8. Hi Kristin, how funny you posted this. I too have been looking at shelves, book cases, kitchen shelves and hutches just to get a feel how to organize and display on ours. We have books…loads of books and I wanted to lessen the look and create a few eye appealing displays…so I've been looking and looking and capturing some ideas myself. Looking forward to seeing what you have done. The real trick for me is to purge and get rid of some things. I read if you don't love it or need it you MIGHT NEED TO GET RID OF IT! Hahahaha…we will see.

  9. I can't wait to see it all pulled together. What wonderful inspirational images here. I love the library with the footed ladder. Amazing- xo Diana

  10. Kristin~ can't wait to see your pics… I am an avid book reader…and this is soooo what I need!

  11. Kristin~ can't wait to see your pics… I am an avid book reader…and this is soooo what I need!

  12. Can't wait to see it all finished! Loving the crates as bookshelves…thinking about doing that for my pantry!

    Have a great (rainy) weekend!

  13. Great timing. I am in the act of building bookshelves and wondering about the styling end of it all. This helps a great deal. I am following your boards on Pinterest with pleasure

  14. I can't wait to see what you with your shelves. There are so many options as the pictures show! They are going to be awesome!


  15. Having attempted to style a bookcase (well two actually) myself I know how difficult it is to get it right. I tried colour sorting, height sorting you name it to make my books look right and struggled to find the balance between my books and selected ornaments.

    I especially love the framed prints above the bookcase in the third pic you posted. I should try that as it may divert attention away from my haphazed bookcase styling.

    Look forward to seeing what you've done.


  16. Wonderful inspiration. I do love the look of the white books cases with the painted interior too. ( like the ones you did) Looking forward to seeing photos of your completed bookshelves. Smooches and Hugs and wishes for a beautiful day

  17. I love your inspiration photos, Kristin and can't wait to see how the actual shelves turn out.

    Hope you get a chance to come link at our decorating blog hop this week (at NauticalCottageBlog).


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