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 www.mariakillam.com, thewhiteapproach.blogspot.hk, apair-andaspare.blogspot.com, refinery29.com
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!