She's taking my disaster of a bookshelf and offering her expert opinion on how to turn it into the wonderful eye-catching display piece I desperately want it to be.
So here's the dilemma I posed to Kirsten:
"Last December, my husband and I welcomed our beautiful baby boy and converted our spare room in our two-bedroom city condo into his nursery. That room was previously used as a guest room and home office for my lawyer hubby who often works from home. With the addition of our little one, the majority of my husband's work-related stuff has found a new home in our main living area.
Yep, our open-concept great room now encompasses the living room, dining room and kitchen - plus areas set aside for my husband's desk and play area on the floor for the baby. Needless to say we don't have a lot of free space.
My main point of concern: our bookshelves. We have two and I've agreed to have one (not pictured) solely dedicated to housing books due to our lack of storage space. The other will still have to hold some books due to shear volume because my husband is the one person on this planet under the age of 40 that still buys physical books.
Because the shelves are located in the room where we spend our time and entertain, you can probably understand why I want to also use them to display photos, platters, candles and other items of interest.
Kirsten, I'm hoping you can share your design expertise and help me figure out how to create a styled bookshelf that is both beautiful and practical. A few months back I shared some examples that I found on Pinterest that caught my eye. Please help me find the balance between storage area and attractive decor."
What's next: Soon, Kirsten will have an awesome solution for me to help turn that shelf into something that would be worthy of pinning on Pinterest. In the meantime, be sure to visit Kirsten's blog ASAP for design tips on how to beautify your house.
Have a room in your house that needs beautifying?
You too can participate in her incredible "Through YOUR Front Door" series. For all your bloggers out there, all you have to do is write a blog post describing your design dilemma (with pictures so Kirsten can see the canvas she'll have to work with), then link up your post below.
Not a blogger? Don't fret. Kirsten's got lots of other ways for you to participate listed on her blog. FREE INTERIOR DESIGN ADVICE PEOPLE. It doesn't get more magical than that.