Weekend decorating…book styling

Today I went to see a new clients home a little north of Manhattan. I was mesmerized. It’s been so long since I have really understood what life was like outside of apartment dwelling. It was absolutely refreshing to put my design brain on inside of a huge home. 
One thing I noticed the most was the interesting placement of books. While most of us New Yorkers have shelves of books that was intimidate more suburban librarians, this couple had only enough books for the most beautiful displays. It reminded me how beautiful big coffee table books can be when not overdone but simply just because they look beautiful…

Of course I love all matching jackets like this stack of pretty white ones, but I am also a huge fan of removing the jackets to unleash the beautiful binding. More often than not, underneath that jacket lies beautiful metallic fonts just waiting to be adored. This weekend why not try and switch things up and play a little with your book collection, you might have a whole new look. 

all images via this pinterest board

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  1. wow. what a gorgeous home. i like all of the matching white jackets inside of the black shelf!

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    Lee Anne
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  2. Thanks for the inspiration. I am a big fan of the stack of black and white books by the black nightstand. I love the glam lamp, too. I am a tad bit obsessed with books myself and love all these images. Warmly, Beth

    http://www.chicandglamorous.com

  3. Thanks for the inspiration. I am a big fan of the chic stack of black and white books, it is different and very clean. I am lovin’ the glam lamp as well. I am a tad obsessed with books so I really love all the photos! Warmly, Beth

    http://www.chicandglamorous.com

  4. How fabulous!

    I recently brought some books from the bookcase to display with a few doggy figurines on my French bakers rack in the dining room… realizing it needed ‘something’ … BOOKS! Which also provided more room in the bookcase for display.

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

    ~ Violet

  5. Absolutely love this post!!

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  6. i obsoletely love these…especially the glass table with the records in the bottom. I need one just like that. can you recommend me places I can get one like that. :)

    http://www.wanderingalisa.com/

  7. Absolutely stunning house
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