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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Decorating Bookcases

Decorating bookcases can be tricky (at least for me). I have several flanking my T.V. and they have evolved over the last 4 yrs. I can't tell you how many times I've changed them. They are either crammed or sparse! I definitly have more decorative accessories than books. The one thing I've learned is to create different levels, this adds interest. I think I'll leave these alone for a while. (for now;)

Is it hard for you to decorate bookcases? I know I probably need more books and less stuff! Later on in the week I'll show you the tops of my kitchen cabinets. Those were hard too!


Bo said...

Don't touch a thing! To my eye they look PERFECT...and I would rather look at "stuff" than all books anyway. Love it! ;-) Bo

Melissa Miller said...

Love it all! All the accessories are gorgeous eye candy. If you had books instead it would look more library-ish. How you have it is absolute pefection.

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! I just love your bookcases. Yes, I have a hard time making mine look right. Yours look perfect. Now I'm off to explore your blog! I'm so glad you came by to visit me!! I'll be back!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! I'm so glad to meet you! What was your name on RMS? I just don't go there any more. It's not the same as it used to be. Blogland is so much more fun! I have put you in my blog list so I can come and visit you and follow your blog - hope you'll do the same to mine!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Twice as Nice said...

I love the look of your bookcases. I wish I had some. I do have scattered cabinets in my kitchen so I will be interested in how you have your decorated.

Lynette said...

Kristen - They look great. I have to many books on mine, but then I read a lot. I'll have to post some pics of mine and get some advice/pointers??
The recipe swap has turned out great, huh?
Talk with you later.

Happy To Be said...

Hey girl I just added you to my list now...I have been by here before I started a blog found you from Toots.. Love your book shevles so many people want to over do them but yours looks great...also I almost took your blog face for my own too funny..Have a great Monday.. Hugs and smiles Gloria

Tootsie said...

they look perfect! just stunning!

Diane said...

You've done a fantastic job! Love the birdcage too! :0} Diane

nikkicrumpet said...

I could never get away with this...I have gazillions of books...and if I had a bookcase this gorgeous my hubby would force me to fill it full of books so that he could get them out of all the places I've stashed them!

Rue said...

Hi Kristen :)

I'm pretty sure I remember your living room from RMS, but I found you through Terrie. Welcome to blogging :)

Your bookshelves look beautiful!

rue (hthrrue)

Sarah and Brad said...

Hi Kristen! You have such a gift for decorating! I always knew you were creative and it is wonderful that you have carried that into your adult life as well. I remember you and Abby practicing and practicing with your makeup and outfits...Emily and I thought you guys were IT!! Thanks so much for letting me know about your blog....I can't wait to look through all your posts and get ideas for my home!!! Keep the ideas coming!! great to hear from you and see how big and handsome Chase has gotten. Tell your family I said hello!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

This is one of the biggest things im asked about when I do a clients home! "now that everything's in and set up, how do we finish it?", im going to tell them to call you !!

seriously, I do these so much and you did a FABULOUS ( ! )Job, everything is perfectly balanced and you've created so much movement for the eye!! great work Kristen!! such stunning accessories too!!

~ hugs ~ cynthia

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen, you have my doggies on your mantle!! lol You've been Boo-ed! Come to my site and see what you get!
Happy Halloween,
Shelia ;)

Lynne said...

Oh my goodness. I love the vignettes you created in the bookcases.. especially the bird bookends..and I'm obsessing over the dog.. I believe that's a must have for me...Just got home abit ago..from the other job.. been a long day for me away from the job here.. Thanks so much for the compliment and your support.. I hope these long hours end soon so I can spend more time on the blog....hugs ~lynne~

Angie said...

Your bookcases look perfect so now you need to come and rearrange mine! I do have trouble with them. I have a 3 piece ent. center with lots of shelves and can never seem to get it just right. Like you said, either too much stuff or not enough. I need to add some books to mine and try to create some different levels to be more interesting. Yours really do look GREAT!

laurie said...

Kristen, your bookcases look spectacular! What gorgeous treasures you have on them. I wouldn't change a thing! Come to this corner of Ark. and arrange mine for me, pleeeeease! Thanks for "boo-ing" me, I think. laurie (bargainhunr)

Lynette said...

I have a little something for you on my blog - come over and pick it up when you get a chance!!

squawmama said...

Wow that is spectacular... I love it. You are so good at what you do you should become an Interior Decorater...


Happy To Be said...

OMG George Strait singing his great song from Pure Country..still makes me cry every time I see that movie and he looks at her and sings that song WOW!! any hoo I came by to say thanks foe coming over girl..Hugs and smies Gloria

Jennifer said...

Saw your message on Facebook. I had to come check out your blog. And I absolutely love it! You have such a great gift. I can't wait to spend some time here and get more great ideas. I have a family blog, if you want to, I invite you to take a look (! Glad to connect again.

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Firstly, the bookcase is stunning and you decorated it so nicely!

Nancy said...

Kristen, I love how you have personal pictures in your bookshelves! I took a lot of heat from doing that on RMS. I know a lot of people don't like to display photos. I do and I like yours! Nancy

profenretraite said...

Hi Kristen...They look wonderful! The little birdcage is my favorite! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet remarks! I'm so glad I've found yours! Debbie

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