Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Apartment Project One.

I've seen a lot of design shows and articles showing color blocked bookshelves.  I am so obsessed with this creative, ingenious idea and have been dying to do this in my own place. Before I dive into how I achieved this in my space, here are some inspirational images..

*photos courtesy of,,,

The plan/sketch: Install white floating shelves with color coordinated books.

My new apartment is a historic brownstone with very high ceilings.  Installing floating white shelves vertically up the wall is a great way to bring the eye up and get our crap off the floors.  Incorporating the color blocked book is a unique way to add a pop of color to our white/neutral color palette.

Since its an old apartment and whats beyond the walls are a mystery, we needed some serious tools and professionals, aka the brother and sister in law:)

  Far beyond my comprehension, except for the obvious. 

Obviously while the boys were doing the heavy work, the girls were color coordinating books;)


Not as grand as the inspirational images but still interesting and neat in a small New York City apartment:)

Lot's more apartment decor and DIY ideas to come!


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  2. Oh, I love this idea! It looks great!