I showed Kirsten my mess of a bookshelf and asked for her help redesigning this key focal point in my great room.
And are you ready to see Kirsten's advice? Drumrolllllllllll please...
Design Suggestion #1: Stick to a color scheme. Kirsten took note of the main colors I already had featured on the shelves and suggested I stick with this palette to make the look more cohesive. She also gave me permission to stick with clear and silver accessories, which wouldn't detract from the pleasing palette.
Design Suggestion #2: Group in threes
Kirsten suggested having three groups of stuff per shelf. According to this design expert, "by adjusting the widths of the groups, you create visual interest while still keeping with a consistent pattern. So, for a visual example, you would want your grid to resemble the grid on the right, not the left."
Design Suggestion #3: Create depth
Kirsten also recommended that I layer objects from front to back to create dimension on the shelf. She included some examples on her post.
Design Suggestion #4: Stack books in different ways
Did you know that there are 7 different ways to stack books? I certainly didn't. Here are a few of Kirsten's recommendations for my shelf.
Design Suggestions #5: Group colors
Kirsten recommended that each of the colors in the palette appear on each shelf at least once, but is leaving this to me to decide exactly how I want to lay this out.
So without further ado, here is Kirsten's mock-up for my space. And I FREAKING LOVE IT. Now I need to get to work putting this beauty of a shelf together.
And now feel free to be insanely jealous that I got free interior design advice and you didn't. Nah nah nah.
Just kidding...you can take part too! Want a chance to submit your space to Kirsten for her expertise? Read here to learn how!