Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Project Apartment: The Bookcase

023 Project apartment is finally revving up again. It all started back with my 25 before 25 post with the goal of finishing and photographing my apartment. I finally got my act together back in February to share my kitchen along with some kitchen styling tips with you. Then I put together a list of bookcase styling tips. Well FINALLY, here is the product.. my living room bookcase. I felt like it deserved it's own post because there are so many details and let's face it, when you live in a one bedroom apartment, the tour is pretty short. shelves In a rental with mandatory white walls, a bookcase can provide much needed color, detail, and texture. I also use my bookcase to display favorite keepsakes (my late grandmother's elephant), trinkets (my Breyer horse sprayed white), DIY's (the gold striped box), and decor pieces (my awesome pink bookends, a giveaway from Liz). Another tip that I discovered and finally did... remove all the nasty paper covers of your hardcover books because you might find a combination or rich colors and metallic writing underneath (see image above).
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shelves shelves 025 Follow along for more Project Apartment progress and make sure to check out my kitchen and styling tips here and here.


  1. Love =) Everything looks so organized yet colorful and inviting

  2. It looks great! Loving the geode bookends. Very pretty!

  3. Oooh love how it all came together. Great styling!

  4. Love that you mentioned to take the paper covers off of your hardcover books - I couldn't agree more! Also loving your Breyer horse. I may need to take a trip home to unpack my big box of Breyer horses and break out some spray paint! Such a great idea.

  5. I am so in love with your blog. Like, really! lol
    Always so creative and colorful! it all just makes me happy :)

  6. This puts my bookcase to shame Julie!

  7. I must say- rather perfectly styled! You're sure to inspire anyone who sees this post!

  8. Very clean and crisp. I love getting re-organized! :)

    Nook & Sea

  9. Really impressed with arrangements of books and baskets.

    Short Term housing New York

  10. love to see your portuguese dictionary and travel guide :-)
    great tour

    greetings from... you guessed it, Portugal


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