A round wooden table sits next to a front window in this traditional living room. The timeless table display includes a simple ceramic potted houseplant, black lamp, desk clock and a stack of antique books.
Designer Cecilie Starin had a small closet in the bedroom transformed into a built-in bookcase. It’s the perfect spot for display and storing some books by the writing table. An antique European campaign chair was placed next to the fireplace.
This traditional living room fireplace is highlighted by a display of antique and vintage green glass vases and objects, white ceramic planters, and antique books alongside emerald green hand painted wallpaper.
Toile wallpaper reflects the classic style of the mantel, while the bright green shade modernizes the space. An open bookcase houses books and toys, while chalkboard boxes provide hidden storage for smaller toys.
Make brand new books look like old leather-bound tomes by covering them in a removable leather jacket that you've distressed and antiqued. They'll add a timeworn touch to your bookcase and make great handmade gifts for literary friends.