Monday, September 14, 2009

Shelves at My House

Inspired by Lauren of Pure Style Home's seminar on arrangement, I decided to take on some of the shelving at my house. Above is the armoire in my family room which I recently painted Farrow & Ball's Pavilion Gray. I still don't have door fronts for the bottom half!

There are two sets of built-in shelves in our office/den. Not completely happy with these yet - there's a lot of little items, but they're all sentimental in one way or another.
We have two of these "spy cameras" as my kids refer to them. This one is sitting on a Voigtlander alligator camera case with writing inside that says "July 23, 1932 Heidelberg, May Snider"

The camera on the right side third shelf up was my very first camera and was given to me by Godmother Marion. Remember these - the Kodak Instamatic X-15 with the blinding flashcubes?!

(p.s. - the "Oscar" is, of course, fake.)

21 comments:

Hannah said...

I love your shelving. I had one of the instamatic cameras with the flashbulbs when I was about 8. I loved it so much! I wonder what happened to it...

Torie Jayne said...

Great shelving, full of so many great tresures! Have a sweet day! x

pve design said...

Reminds me not to "shelf" my "shelves" - I could use your shelf-ability! Looks great, love the back -color.
pve

Greet said...

I love little treasures on the shelves! It makes a home so cosy and it is as the things on the shelves have a "live" on them! They like to be there!

Greet

MzMannerz said...

Love your shelves! I love that the items are sentimental especially.

I think the bottom shelves are fine, but since you're not happy with the number of objects, you could try grouping your books together by color. Then a color group becomes one object, instead of many. :)

My Notting Hill said...

Thanks for all the comments. MzManners - like the idea to go back and sort out by color to clean up the look!

Charlie said...

I love that you painted the back of the shelves the same delicious chocolate brown as on your walls. I wish I had the courage to display some of my treasures just like that. I really like what you've done!

Kwana said...

Love your shelves and the arrangements. So nice.

London Calling said...

Shelving done right! Love your new color painted on the back.

Lauren said...

LOVE them Michele!!!!!! I canm't get over the gray armoire- so beautiful!!!

ana said...

I love white!!! and your shelves are lovely :) great work

LindsB said...

love these- you did such a great job!! I need to get motivated and re-do mine, they are in need of some major help

mfielding said...

I love how you have items that are special to you displayed. I am sure that it makes you happy to see them.

Yansy said...

Michele, you did a fantastic job. I love it! I can't wait to see the rest of the room.

Kathleen said...

Oh, I so envy the shelves. With stacks of books all over my house, we are yearning for shelves. Yours look fantastic just the way they are!

Wanderluster said...

You have styled your armoire just perfectly! And I love built-ins. Especially ones filled with lovely sentimental items.

Willow Decor said...

Love the color for your shelves and way it makes all the items pop and look more architectural! Great fun to see it all come together!
xx=Gina

red ticking said...

love the oscar... real or not. x pam

Cathi said...

Fabulous..i love it all!

Things That Inspire said...

Wow - sometimes it is the best thing to go out on a limb and take a chance! I hope the party is wonderful, and I can't wait to hear about it!

Karena said...

I am constantly reworking my shelving, adding favorite mementos, I have so many sentimental photos, at one point they were crammed w framed images! It is fun though to switch things around. Congrats on entertaining your famous guests!

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