28.10.08

Muted Pages ...


This is good ..... very good ...
Someone clearly has an undiagnosed obsessive compulsive disorder as they have turned all the spines around ...
Good move ...
I might just do the same xx

No memory of the source - hands up if you know please!
Source update ... City Sage , thankyou for letting me know my dear xx

18 comments:

  1. um yes - good move but how on earth do you ever find your favourite book!?!?!? love the look though xx

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  2. Oh, this looks so serene and relaxing and like a lovely place to read! But I'll second Kim- how would you find your favorite book? Still charming though.

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  3. Can completely understand their need to colour coordinate the room, too many labels and titles would have competed with the restful mood of the room.

    :) We decorators are a funny bunch

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  4. i can so imagine myself in that room, tucked away for the weekend and never coming out... :)

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  5. Yes! I love this! I also
    posted this image a while back...I don't know if you got the image from me or not, but I myself scanned it from my copy of
    San Francisco Style, a really lovely book of smashing interiors.

    Turning the spines inward is such a unique way to guarantee a monochromatic bookshelf (though not conducive to reading, really...but everyone knows that books are best as decoration anyway!)

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  6. .... but, but, but how do you find your favourite book? A-M xx

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  7. Thankyou CitySage! Fabulous of you to point that out - I read your entire blog the other night and saved a few links (because you find the best stuff!) but in my bleary eyed postings late the other night, I couldn't even navigate my pictures file!?! Silly bunny, but thanks again xx

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  8. What a simple but completely clever idea, I love it!

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  9. Thanks for the credit Emma! I'm the worst at saving images and then totally forgetting where I got them...it's so easy to pull all the gorgeous stuff out there and drag it to random folders. I used to worry about my bedroom being messy, but now I know I'm in trouble when my desktop is a sty ;)

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  10. Oh yes, this room looks so GOOD, relaxing and inviting! Who would like to read there after all!

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  11. Must have the same disorder, as my books are the same :)

    xo

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  12. This looks great and I think it might make a nighttime read even more fun - just pull one off the shelf and that is what you have to read. It would certainly stop me just re-reading my favourites. Might be a little tricky when the kids wanted a certain book for that project due tomorrow though!
    Clare

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  13. genius. had to kirtsy...at this point, i need to put a direct link from you and brown button straight to kirtsy!

    you girls and your killer style...

    well done.

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  14. Sorry to play devils advocate - but no, no, no. I don't get decorating with books? Not turned backwards, definitely not colour coded and no fake antique books or books bought just for a look. We should treasure books much more than using them just as a decorating tool. Sorry, but too 'uncool'. Hope you don't mind my unpopular opninion.

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  15. Tracey - of course you are entitled to your opinion, and I love that abbout blogs - we provoke eachothers thoughts and isn't that the point of all this? I suppose I treasure my books AND use them for decorating ... but I use all sorts of different props in my house and books are just the most plentiful of these props!

    I love everyones comments about not finding them ... I think I am a bit OCD about order so I would probably have put them up in a system that meant I would know where my favourite ones were - a little bit OCD, I know... xx

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  16. I will have to agree with Tracey. I have seen images of books turned backwards in design magazines for some time and I think this is the classic example of putting form over function. Architects do it all the time with crazy designs that just don't fit real lives. I think books are beautiful, and if you have a need for order I much prefer covering the books - but then who has the time or money to spend on this either?

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  17. I love it. I did it too!

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While of course I appreciate your generous comments, please don't feel obliged ... just having you stop by is lovely enough!

Happy day dear friends xx