Where’s the best place to store and display your prettiest things and prized possessions? In a bookcase of course! I’m not sure if you call this a hutch or a bookcase or a shelving unit – but let’s just call it a bookcase. I saw the idea a few weeks back on WhoWhatWear and was smitten! Luckily for me, we already had this piece of furniture in storage! You know when you go places and you need to do something or display something to make it feel like home? Well, this is the first thing I did and let’s just say, it immediately made the place feel like mine! While this is definitely a ‘girly’ area, the flat screen TV and DVD player are sitting atop it – so CMV can’t be that upset. Right?
I tried to style each section so it ‘went together’ – whatever that means…but I had so much fun putting things together and displaying my shoes, books, purses and jewelry!
Here we have some vintage purses. The far left clutch and the shoes to the right belonged to my grandmother – as did this elephant figurine, which I use to hold bracelets. The shoes, I don’t wear anymore since they are so fragile (I used to wear them ALL the time) but the clutch I still use a lot! Books pictured here: Harper’s Bazaar Fashion, How to Look Expensive and Cupcakes and Cashmere.
I love these two books: Style Feed (about fashion blogging – so pick it up!) and The Extra Half an Inch. Most of my small delicate earrings and rings are stored in these little dishes. I also “made” these shoes. Kind of. I bought plain black shoes at DSW and glue-gunned on black sequins and fake flowers from Michaels…
Ah, my Grandmother’s Ferragamos…in love with these! She passed them on to me for my 25th birthday!
Shoes as bookends? Always a stylish idea!
Stacked Spring scarves & a floral crown…
What do you think about this idea? Would you try this in your own home?
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