Welcome to Week Three of the One Room Challenge, created by Linda of Calling it Home. I am thrilled to be one of the 20 participants, listed above! We are each redoing one room in six weeks and posting updates every Wednesday. Click here if you missed Week One, and here for Week Two.
I have selected my home office to transform, using Lilly Pulitzer’s personal desk as my inspiration. This week, I focused on my bookcase. I have been dreading this project, as bookcase styling is one of my greatest design challenges. Part of my problem is that I have too many books! And, I am limited on storage space, so I need my bookcase to be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. Let’s take a look at some of my inspirational images…
Now that I have distracted you with pretty pictures, let’s take a quick look at what my bookcase looked like at the beginning of this challenge…
Yikes! What I did here was literally take my books and clutter out of their boxes and stuff them on the shelves. Not pretty, but moving isn’t pretty, and I was desperate to get rid of the boxes!
Here is what my bookcase looks like today… I am pleased that I was able to put this together using only items I already possessed, via a week-long scavenger hunt around our home. However, I’m still not 100 percent pleased with the results, so please consider this as still a work in progress…
Any words of advice on bookcase styling? Now don’t forget to head over to see what the other ORC participants are up to… And stay tuned for updates from the Linking Participants tomorrow!
My Notting Hill
The Pink Pagoda
My Sweet Savannah