Finally, I am starting our new column, “You might try this…” And yes, if you are a fashion fan, you will recognize that I have stolen an idea from the wonderful Diane Vreeland. In her biography, it talks about a column she used to write on fashion tips called “You might want to..”
We’ll start with one of my favorite decorating directions. BOOKS. Lots of books. You might want to try using books as a full wall of decorations. With the use of Kindles instead of books, I love the look even more.
Of course, the lighting makes this work. I have indirect lighting along the dome down this hall. And we used copper leafing to make this ceiling glow. Natural light comes from the line a french doors that are parallel to the bookcases. And an occasional fern or other potted plant adds to the comfortable look. I love what the antique rugs do to this long gallery of books. And I have used high gloss lacquer paint all the way. It is a wonderful cinnabar color. I then just added a few of the clients unique accessories here and there. Try it, even in a small area. By the way, I love books in the dining room too!
- Our Top 5 Favorite Fashion Biographies (collegefashion.net)
- New York Fashion Week, Spring 2009: Diane von Furstenberg (fabsugar.com)
- Diana Vreeland Wouldn’t Survive a Day in the Information Age (lalanyc.com)
- Fabcon: Diane Keaton (fabsugar.com)
- Front Row: Penelope Tree, Beguiling the Camera Again (nytimes.com)
- Bookshelf Refresh: Easy Weekend Organizing Project (apartmenttherapy.com)