Wednesday, November 30, 2011
More progress is being made in the music room. It's now a music room/library with the addition of some stacked Billy bookcases from Ikea. I wanted the shelves to go up to the ceiling so we had to buy a tall and a short bookcase and cobble them together. The short bookcase had to be cut down to fit which was a pain. But they came out okay, for chipboard crap that is. Just don't look too closely.
Here's some inspiration pictures that I pinned onto my board on Pinterest.
In the picture above, I love the juxtaposition of the plain shelves against the ornate cornices in the room. I think it creates a certain amount of tension and unexpectedness (I'm pretty certain that's not a word). That's kind of the look I'm going for. I did toy with the idea of adding trim to the bookcases to make them look built-in, but I kind of like the look of them as is. There's plenty of architectural elements in the room already. I showed this to Damian and he didn't get it at all.
Isn't the above room lovely?
And of course, I had to include some bookshelves from my favorite designer, Windsor Smith.
The above two rooms are perfection in my eyes.
When I saw this room from Elle Decor what stood out the most to me were the sconces either side of the bookcase. Umm, that would be a good way to dress up some plain Billys.
I even bought a tulip table like the one above, just smaller. I was going to use it like this but I think it looks pretty in the bathroom. I might just style it like this for a laugh (minus the dead cow), as I also have some tolix chairs.
Here are the lights that I've ordered to go either side of the bookcase. They should be here in a few weeks.
And if I could style my bookcase anyway like this one I'd be happy. Unfortunately most of my books are children's paperbacks. I may have to hit up some charity shops to find some hardback books to fill the shelves.
All of the above pictures and their sources can be found on Pinterest.