With the magazine deadlines and other projects in full-force, I realized summer is here, and I still needed to “summer-ize” some of my decor! So I started today in the sun room and thought you might enjoy some summer-inspired Bookshelf Styling in Blue & White. It has such a fresh feeling – perfect for this hot season!
When styling this shelf, I began at the top and worked my way down. While typically I try to make groupings of odd numbers (you know: 3’s & 5’s)…. this shelf came together with four items, although the book and tureen are together so visually they sort-of count as one to me. On the next shelf, I placed a larger tureen. I decided to let this one sit alone with a “pride of place” type of presentation. I think it’s a nice visual rest-stop… and on bookshelves that can be a nice break.
I like to break things up a bit, so on the third shelf, I placed some books horizontally while I turned one at the back to face out. It almost acts like a little bit of artwork. A couple of classics laid on their side create a perfect pedestal for a blue & white bowl filled with mossy vase fillers.
A large chamber pot pitcher with a beautiful blue floral pattern fills the bottom shelf and is flanked on each side with a collection of blue & white toned books. Do you ever decorate with books by color? I really enjoy that style of organization, but I’m sure librarians everywhere are cringing. Sorry!!
This little sconce used to hang in my bedroom at the townhouse, but it hasn’t had a home since we moved, until today! I was looking for something simple to hang here and took a wander through my overcrowded storage area and saw this little guy. When I spotted it, I knew right away it would be perfect. I tucked in a few small greens and am quite pleased with the result.
This blue & white garden seat was a recent acquisition at the Lucketts Spring Market. I was so excited to find it!! I’ve wanted one for quite some time. I love looking at it, so I find myself moving it from room to room. Right now I’m quite pleased with it being in here but who knows, it may keep hopping around. We’ll see!
Do you have a small space that could use a little brightening up? Consider decorating a shelf with a theme like this blue & white bookshelf for a fun way to show off part of a collection!
I’m part of an excellent summer blog tour coming up next week so stay tuned for a virtual summer vacation next week! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s wonderful posts!
I’ll see you tomorrow evening for the Sunday’s at Home posts too! Lots of fun stuff to look forward too!