Elegant Ideas for Storing and Displaying Books
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Books are as much a part of one's life story as the cherished heirlooms, collectibles and souvenirs displayed in the home. Damian Thompson's Books Make a Home celebrates how books create an inviting atmosphere in any style of home. For example, vintage cookbooks can warm up a modern kitchen and well-thumbed leather-bound volumes make a welcome frame over a doorway. Discover how to beautify your home with books with real-life examples of living rooms, studies, children's rooms, bedrooms and kitchens where books take center stage. There are also great ideas for making the most of existing storage, displaying books with other decorative items, and finding innovative new ways to stack and shelve an expanding collection. Color photos.
Hardcover Book : 160 pages
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small Ltd ( October 13, 2011 )
Item #: 13-418787
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.0 inches
Product Weight: 34.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I bought a similar book a few years ago, I was hoping for more inspiration and this one just left me flat. Maybe a couple good ideas but nothing creative.
As on the cover--elegant ideas for storing and displaying. Shows lots of places to stack books (including a bathroom over a tub). Some creative, interesting shelves/bookcases--"eccentric shelving." Practical-maybe. Did like the room divider shelving unit. Overall fun to look at. Glad i purchased it.
Reviewer: Anne k
I was excited to see the title and I immediately purchased the book. I am an above average collector of books, not just because I read them, but I also love them. I dread to think that they would ever fade from our culture in favor of a hand-held reader.
I'm not pleased to say it, but I was slightly disappointed in the book. Mayber it's because I've been shuffling books around all of my life and I have a lot of experience in displaying and storing them. What I was looking for was new ways that I had never thought of by myself. Instead, I think most of the pictures and options for working books into your home are more or less tried and true.
Lastly, one of the examples used was downright ugly! I's on the back of the book cover; I'm sure you can find it for yourself.
Reviewer: David W