Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Some bookcase ideas for you.....





As you remember I was at the Southern Living at HOME convention recently, and they had a feature this year that I loved, and would love to share with you. They gave bookcase suggestions, and we all know how challenging it can be to make a great looking bookshelf. As well, we all know that a bookcase is NOT JUST FOR BOOKS, right???? Anyway, take a look at these ideas for your inspiration!

24 comments:

susan said...

I just "stumbled" here and your post made me smile. My newlywed daughter just moved into a house with 2 walls of built in book cases. We have finally filled and arranged them,but it has taken some effort! Enjoyed my visit!

pk said...

The green and pink with the wallpapered back is fun!

Delightful Dwelling said...

Ooh, those are beautiful, I love that first one!

Stacey said...

How fun! What an inspiration all of your convention pictures have been. Thanks. :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

THANK YOU, Suzanne! I need major help with my bookcases. :) I am clueless.

Darlene said...

Those are all great bookcases!

I would LOVE to share some of our rain with you. I remember how hot and dry Houston would get in the summer. I am shocked that we have had as much rain as we are getting. We are usually dried up and about to blow away in Southern Oklahoma. This summer has been quite nice, well except for those 10 days in a row of 110 heat index days!

Just a little something from Judy said...

You have no idea how timely this post is for me. I cleared all of my bookshelves, and it is my project today to organize them. Can you imagine what I thought when I saw your post. Where you looking in my family room??? Thank s for the sharing these ideas.

Lisa said...

Great post! I love the blue kitchen bookcase. I think I can adapt that for my pantry.:)

Elle Bee said...

Ooo, Neat! I was drawn to the pink and green one because I just love pink. But the last one, the brown one, is very pretty and much more practical for my home. I enjoyed seeing these new ideas--sometimes I'm decorating-challenged. For instance, in the last photo they used books to give a little height to that pretty canister. I wouldn't think to do stuff like that. Or put a lamp smack dab in the middle!
Thanks for sharing this.
Elle

Alisa said...

love the blue one and the last one. Great colors and ideas.

Olive Rue said...

Ahh look at all those pretty colors. Have a great weekend, Suzanne.

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Love the bookcase ideas! I always try to tell people that they are not REALLY for books--haha! As much as I love books I always have more decor than books on the shelves. SL has gotten so many new products! I haven't had a party in ages. I have so many of their things, and love them all. Haven't been able to buy anything in a long while. So I will just ohhhh and ahhhhh over it online.

Thanks for stopping by yesterday!
You know I love ya!

~Misti

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Very good post, and one that we can all learn from Isn't it amazing, the differences between each bookcase? My favorite is number four. I'm sure my traditional nature dictates that. I love the red and the pottery and the plates and the books, and I believe I see just a little bit of a faux plant on the bottom shelf! lol!

Suzanne, you are SOOOO sweet all the time. Thank you most sincerely for the kind words you left on my blog today. I do appreciate it. You always make me feel so good! (hugs!) Donna

shortmama said...

Love them all but the blue shelf is my fave!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love the green with the pink! Beautiful! Great ideas and yes they are for more than books!! Great pictures!

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful bookcase suggestions...talk about getting some inspiration...yay!

Have a wonderful weekend!
~Michelle :)

The Nester said...

Those are just lovely! I think so many times people buy bookcases thinking they can store all of their books and junk and stuff and then wonder why they look distracting. Unfortuneatly, if you want it to look really good, you have to put the books in a cabinet and fiddle with displays on the shelves!

Great photos! Love the rust and robins egg blue!

Bill said...

I like them all! This was a great idea for a post. Thanks for taking us along and sharing the inspiring ideas!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anita said...

Love the ideas....you know, I have not thought of displaying some of my 'kitchen/dining' items like pitchers, etc in other rooms....hmmmm....my office has a full library wall...now you have me thinking. thanks for the inspitation.

Queenmothermamaw said...

That was full of ideas. Thanks for sharing.
QMM

Tricia Anne said...

Those are lovely book cases and displays. My favorite is the blue one.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Jamie said...

I love all of the bookcase displays! Very inspiring, thanks for sharing!

Martha said...

great bookcases -- there is truly an art to making them look special.

Martha

Controlling My Chaos said...

Gorgeous bookcases. I love the blue one especially.