I was thumbing through my September ELLE DECOR and stopped short when I came across Gwyneth Paltrow’s 12 things she can’t live without. I LOVE her bookshelf!
Isn’t the custom placement for each book awesome? What a creative way to level them so they are all even at the top.
This caught my eye because we have some beautiful old books that I would love to really feature. They’re the kind that you love to own, seldom read, but will never part with!
These are our books.
They currently sit on a book stand my Dad made for my hubby. And I’ve tried to place the books so they work together, but it’s hard to do on this stand. The bottom shelf is slanted, not flat, and it’s slatted at the back. So placing books on their side is a no-go because they just slide right through. And as you can see, the books vary in height and thickness.
But with Gwyneth’s design…
Well, the possibilities are suddenly endless. Can you imagine this shelf made out of a reclaimed railway tie perhaps? Or an old beam… or a piece of salvaged live edge (you pick the wood!)?
Yes, I can see it now! And what a cool compliment to the newly acquired cabinet that I wrote about here!
What’s your solution to displaying odd sized books?
It’s about coming home… If you want a remarkable space that tells your story, contact me to see how we can help!
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