One of my clients has a traditional home filled with some lovely furniture. She has great personal style so we wanted to update her home with some fresh fabrics to give her home a more updated look. She has a bookcase on one side of her fireplace. I suggested painting the back a color to add some pizzazz to the space. While searching for inspiration I came across these wonderful examples.
Don’t you love the predominantly white accessories against the gorgeous blue.
Love what the “muddy” paint color does for this organic mix
via Color Outside the Lines
via apartment therapy
I have always loved the soothing quality of terracotta and blue.
I love the moody ethereal quality of this monochromatic display, even though form overpowers function here!
via how to do it
This fun wallpaper really adds graphic appeal to this bookcase
DC Design House 2012 Marika Meyer
This clever grouping of elements makes this simple bookcase spring to life
Love the functionality of this bookcase that is interspersed with articles from the owner’s travels.
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I hope these last two posts have provided some inspirational styling ideas. I know they have for my client and I. I think we are going for a painted back…now just what color?
FLASH!! Last minute update! I just found out that the second image is of my “blogging friend” Steve’s dining room. He pens the blog Urban Cottage (one of my absolute favorites I might add). I had no idea if you haven’t ever read his blog run don’t walk right over here http://anurbancottage.blogspot.com/. For you ladies whose husband’s get tired of hearing “about blogland” send them Steve’s blog. I guarantee you they will love it even if they won’t admit it!!