Play with pattern and color by using wallpaper on the backs of bookshelves. Interior designer Jade Joyner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga., loved the coral, blue and gold in this wallpaper, and paired it with a robin’s egg blue shade on the bookshelves. With so much color, she’s able to mix in white for a modern look.
The color-blocking on these shelves, decorated by blogger Gabrielle Blair, creates a unique style filled with bold accessories that often speak to her family’s love of travel, like bright red elephant figurines from Africa.
Incorporate pops of pink in your bookshelf by using similarly colored flowers or decorative accents, says Laurel & Wolf interior designer Kimberly Winthrop. On these shelves, the California-based design firm used art pieces and florals to target bright spots of color among the white shelves and books, which they turned inward for a clean, cohesive look.
The client's art collection is part his own, part pieces inherited from his parents. Designed by J. Anthony Redmile, this tortoise coffee table is ornamented with gold- and purple-painted legs. Perched atop is Alex Israel’s cast bronze and black patina “Maltese Falcon,” modeled after the falcon statuette featured in its namesake film. A mix of texture adds interest in the space and ranges from the fur rug to the glass and resin table to the carved marble fireplace.