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July 19, 2012

where i'm starting: bookshelves

We've been in our new place for just over a week and we love it! I've sort of got a handle on what we want and need. I've learned to make a master list and (informally) prioritize before I start designing-- I'm definitely guilty of not seeing the forest for the trees sometimes. 

After establishing the big picture, I'll do a piece at a time, starting with things I know I won't change my mind about. We already have all the major furniture necessities, so the first "musts" on my list are bookshelves.

My husband has a large collection of books and they need a place to go, stat! Almost every office inspiration picture I've ever saved has been of a white bookshelf, so that's what I'm going with. I like the contrast of clean white against the darker book covers-- my husband's collection is 99% vintage religion and history books, so we're not talking bright colors. 

Lonny Magazine Sep/Oct 2011 | Photography by Patrick Cline; Interior Design by Blair Clark
Having these big pieces up and styled will make it easier to envision the rest of the room.

Here's the rest of my master list:

Rug (approx. 4' x 10')
Bar Stools - 2

Living Room
Rug (size TBD)
Coffee Table
Bookshelves - 2
Curtain Rod
Curtain Panels - 4
Lamps or pendant light
Above-sofa art
Throw pillows
Decorative glass vessel + branches
Basket for blankets

Bookshelves - 3
Curtain Rod
Curtain Panels - 4
Table lamps - 2

Runner (approx. 2'6" x 8')
Shower curtain
Wall art


Annie @ House on Rene said...

I am excited for you! I love a fresh new space!

Dina @ Honey + Fitz said...

I really need to take a page out of your book and create a master list, though mine is like 5x as long as your's. Wish I was kidding! Can't wait to see all the great things you do in this space.

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