Thursday, August 12, 2010

As promised...

I couldn't find actual "before" pictures of our office/playroom, but this image sums it up very well...
Ready-made bookshelves (well, any furniture, really) are quite pricey down here, so we hired our landscaper/carpenter to reproduce some shelving units I spied in Ballard. He did a great job, although I regret using a high gloss finish. Still, at least our myriad of books no longer provide free housing to spiders, etc..
Ben sweetly did the organizing while I was in The States...
But, I think they could still use a bit more purposeful styling....
Paying extra attention to great bookshelves, now.


*first image via the decorista

10 comments:

JMW said...

Great shelving and organization! Glad to see someone else who has books piled high to the ceiling. We have a lot of ours now displayed on the shelves of our new house, but still many are boxes up downstairs. I guess that's what happens when two English majors marry each other!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

It all looks great!

Averill said...

I think your shelves look great, Alison! Love that they're so full of books -- always hate bookshelves that look too sparse.

Lauren said...

they're beautiful!! I think ben did a great job too!! (once you get your hands on them i know they're be prefect!!)
xoxo,
lauren

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Looks awesome! I spy law textbooks -- too funny that you moved those boat anchors to Brazil. :)

LindsB said...

wow, what a nice thing to have them built for you, they look amazing! love them so much!!

Nessa said...

I love the shelves but I am drooling over that painting!!

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

What a great shelf stylist the hubs is :) lookin good!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

they look great Alison!! and the color with all the books makes for a great combo!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Lovely. great book home!