I admit it. I’m a big sucker for a good coffee table book. The more unusual the cover or size, the better. I love books that are beautifully adorned with abstract art, textiles, paintings, or prints. I also love spines that have titles spelled out in a beautifully written font or in big, bold letters. Most people have some type of collection. I guess you could say that I collect pretty books.
One day I would love a bookshelf that lines an entire wall of a room or study. One that has many shelves to showcase all of the books I’ve collected over the years. That way, my entire collection could come together in a spot that highlights their uniqueness all in one place.
I took a few snapshots around the house to show you how and where I style them. Some are older pictures, and some are current. I often use books to give height to other objects. Sometimes they are on their own as a design piece, and sometimes they are used to hide unsightly wires on the mantle or a book shelf.
Take a look…
Tip: Sometimes I wrap books in pretty wrapping paper to jazz them up a bit. I just use the “old school” book covering technique I used back in middle school.
The other day I picked up this (prefect condition) Elizabeth Taylor book at the thrift store. Tip: I like to take off the book jacket because I love the linen texture that lies underneath.
So what are your thoughts? Do you collect anything? xoxo