I moved the bookshelf down to the other end of the room.
As I mentioned in a previous post, my goal is to create two little areas within the one room.
I love the look of the bookshelves in both of these images...
but my biggest fear as I re-consider the re-building of the bookshelf is
do I really want a bookshelf in my new configuration
or does it just look junky?
Part of me loves the vibe and the warmth that a bookshelf can exude in a space.
And the other part of me wants to play by the less is more rule of decorating.
Or is it really all about, how you fill them,
and with what?
What is it about the bookshelf that makes a space feel real?
I get this feeling when I see a great image with just the right bookshelf
that somebody actually lives here....
this is not some design shoot orchestrated to just look pretty,
but it is life playing itself out...
And, of course I do realize that making something look like it "just happened" is not an easy feat...
But the thought of....
all my cookbooks in one spot along with my favourite design books, our collection of antique books from my grandmother and the odd little favourite piece of pottery?
Does that make sense?
Or should I go back to that less is more principle that keeps tugging at me?