How to Style Bookshelves or Built-Ins – 10 Tips

This is a great example of styling bookshelves. Love this look!
SHOP: modern bronze etagere

First let me say that there really isn’t a “magic” formula when you’re styling bookshelves.  If you’re like me at least, it’s a very visual, evolving process.

There are some basic tips that will help you get it right, though.  Simple ideas that will help you while you’re creating your own unique look:

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Yes! Your Wall Color Does Make a Difference

window seat styled with texture and pops of color - warm gray wall color

In our blog post about this little curtain experiment, we said “just changing one larger design element in the space, whether it’s curtains, or a rug, or a wall color can have a major impact on the overall mood.”

And, as you saw, that statement proved to be true.

So today we’re experimenting again – with wall colors this time.

The warm gray wall in this room was acceptable, but we wondered… how would swapping out the wall color change the mood of the space?

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Dining Room Design: Storage and Display Options

dining room storage with mid-century modern style
SHOP: curated delancy credenza

When you’re designing your dining room, much of the focus tends to be on the dining table and chairs.  And that makes sense, because those are typically the most used furniture pieces in the space.

But once you’ve chosen your dining set, you’ll need to make a decision on whether or not you need dining room storage and/or display.   And, if so, which piece will best suit your needs and your space.

Answering these six questions will help…

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