organizing by color...

I know organizing books by color is nothing new, but every time I see a photograph with rows of color coordinated books, it makes me happy.  


Doesn't it make for gorgeous art?


We don't have built-ins in our apartment, but I would love to have them in my next place...


The wall of books in this room literally creates an art piece against all that white furniture.  So fabulous...


*First two photographs desire to inspire, last one from Living Etc.

16 comments:

  1. I love it. It screams "happy" on a wall.

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  2. I totally agree! never get sick of seeing these colorful bookcases. So great.
    And I love basil too, doesn't everyone?mmm

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  3. is it sad i color-code my closet like this too? haha. :-)

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  4. I'm so glad I happened upon your blog. Every post seems to relate to something I am currently working on or thinking about. No joke, I had my books at my feet color coordinating them when I took this break to blog. :)

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  5. Like seeing a lucky rainbow on a daily basis.
    pve

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  6. true...looks fantastic... hmmm i think it's perfect for my 8 year old son's room too... love it!

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  7. this is one of my favorite design tricks! i did it in my parents' living room and it completely transformed the little reading nook. i love that last room!

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  8. Looks so great. i don't know if I could pull it off- but love seeing it in photos!

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  9. I do this with the clothes in my closet; it's probably a little OCD, but I love looking at my closet!

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  10. I'm with you all, I do it in my closet too...

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  11. Very joyful! Weirdly though, I only tend to like the colour co-ordinated book look in white bookcases, not so much wooden or darker bookcases. I really love those bookcases that go over or around doorways like the one in the first pic..... I've always coveted one of those.

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  12. I recently read a statement from a designer that said never to sort your books by color. He felt it was more interesting to mix them up. I don't think he could be more wrong and these pictures are evidence!

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  13. Love it! It really transforms the room! That first pic is my favorite!

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  14. Yup, the don't get old - easy affordable art!

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  15. i've always loved this look. now i just need more bookcases . . .

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  16. There is something about when a bookshelf continues above a door...love it, love it, want it!

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