Friday, November 11, 2011

Book Case Lovin'

Sorry for the TERRIBLE photo quality. This was taken from my phone...

Anyways, a few days ago I posted pictures of my new office and complained how empty the walls were. Not to mention I have zero decor in the bookshelf or my desk for that matter.

Well on Wednesday I headed up to Phoenix to take a few classes and during one of my breaks I went over to Hobby Lobby, World Market, and TJ Maxx in search of accessories for my office.

I had a loooong list of things I wanted to buy, but as usual I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. Doesn't that ALWAYS happen? When you have the money and are looking for something you can never find it. But when you don't have the money for stuff and you're out and about at the stores you find a million things you want/need to buy! What the hell universe. I blame you for this phenomenon.

I did find a couple of things like the turquoise vase, two cast iron key statues, and turquoise frame that I've placed in the bookshelf so far (the other frames I already had lying around the house from my old cubicle).

Those items take up 1 1/2 shelves of the 5 I have to fill. Next up I'm going to scour my house for "work appropriate" books to add. I mean it is a bookcase after all, but something tells me that the entire Twilight Saga is not something I should have displayed to the work world.

Still looking for some inspiration though. These pictures are examples of how I would like my bookcase to eventually turn out.
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Not too overdone. And I WILL have flowers somewhere...

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Hello lovely! Dark and amazing. I like the mix of books, statues, and photos.

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I'm a sucker for neutrals, but may need more color in an already neutral office.

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Love the stacks of colorful book.

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I like the idea of baskets for organizing.

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I like the leaning artwork behind photos idea. Plus that bird statue is amazeballs.

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The mix of vases and vertical and horizontal book placement is spot on. Wish I could but wallpaper or paint the back of the bookshelf like this!

Anyways, I'm sure I'll be searching for shiz for a long time, but I've got a start. xo

1 comment:

chrissy said...

im a little obsessed with bookcases! i love how unique and inspiring they all are.. i cant wait to have my own house/home office so i can decorate the bookselves with books and bookends, photos and accessories!.. these pictures make me smile :)