Stacked books and mix of white objects make for an eclectic tabletop collection in this glam living room. The bold black and teal walls make a major statement as does the large gold and crystal chandelier.
Stack books on their side to create risers for everyday objects like vases, figurines and photos. The simple styling of a few collectibles – here, a bird statue, vase and orchid – can create an artful display on a tabletop or bookshelf.
Arrange furniture on an area rug, then stand back and confirm the pattern repeat reads correctly. Try to place furniture so that the parameter of the rug fully encompasses all furnishings. If that's not possible, aim to have at least the front legs of furniture sitting on the rug, with at least six inches of the rug tucked underneath each piece of furniture.
Just looking around the room, it's clear that designer Caitlin Murray put a lot of thought into even the smallest details. This golden ant sculpture is no exception, as Murray used it to bring out the foil in her clients' book collection.
A smooth wood panel decorates the white wall and adds warmth in this display. The contemporary white dresser is topped with a black stone finish. Books and magazines top the table surfaces, and vivid purple flowers add a pop of fresh color to the neutral design.
If you're looking to add a designer touch to your coffee table, consider adding stacks of art books. The trick to doing this effectively is to stack books at different heights and alternate between vertical and horizontal orientation.
Jackie Cantwell started adding shelving to her apartment, and when she started, she couldn't stop. She ended up adding floating shleves to her kitchen and created a pretty and practical storage solution.
On the other side of the fireplace, more colorful sketches accompany a selection of images of one of Nana Yaa’s grandmothers, whom she cites as one of her favorite people and a constant source of inspiration. On the floor, stacks of books piled high become another design moment, celebrating Nana Yaa’s love of the written word. This designer shows that books don’t have to be messy. They can become unique style moments in an interior.