You might remember this white shelf from my old apartment. In the new house, I did change it up a little bit but kept the same concept of keeping it mostly black and white. I already did a post showing my other bookshelf in our new house, which was more similar to how I styled the charcoal ones in my old apartment.
You probably already know that I read a lot, and I write about books a lot here on MB, so naturally I have a lot of books. With our last two moves I donated A TON of books. I’d say at least 50 or more. But my husband and I (mostly me) still have a lot of books, and not a lot of space.
We have a small house and we like to keep it as clutter free as possible. You might think I have a ton of things on the walls, and decorations everywhere, but I don’t. I like there to be negative space in my living space. Our coffee table is almost always completely bare. For several reasons — pillows end up there with our feet on them, the dog can reach anything on the table and in turn chew it or knock it off, and I like to have open surfaces.
Also, I often use the coffee table for photo shoots, so if I had to move stuff off of it all the time it’d be a hassle. Therefore, almost all of our home decor ends up on the two bookshelves in our main living space.
You’ve seen a lot of the same decor items throughout the years because honestly, I like them, and I see no reason to buy new stuff if I still like my old stuff. I don’t need more stuff. Generally if I get anything it’s for a photo prop versus my own personal home decor.
All of the books on these shelves you can easily find on Amazon and I’ve linked to some below, but I thought I’d tell you where you can find the decor items. The white shelf itself is currently on sale and honestly for a white high gloss item it has held up really well through three moves.
Decor Items: White Naples Sphere; Ceramic Rings; Horn Vase (similar); Jonathan Adler Futura Bowl (similar); Brass Eagles from Everything But The House; Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Candle; Brooklinen Candles; Black and Gold Vintage Glass from my friend Tobe Reed.
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Photos by Emma Weiss