Tuesday, March 29, 2011


You may be thinking that is an excessive use of the exclamation point. I assure you, it is not. I really am that excited! We finally had a built-in made for the living room. Originally we just had a GIANT niche next to the fireplace. I drew up plans about 6 months ago of my bookshelves with space for his big ol' tv too....


A couple guys: carpenters and painters, came and put them together.

Look at these babies:
Exactly what I was dreaming of...minus the television and its counterparts. You see how much more room I would have for books without that thing! Ah well...marriage requires compromise.

Now, I'm trying to figure out how I want to decorate them. Obviously, I love the books, but I want it to have a little more visual interest. I already put up my baby succulent and my adorable bookends that pay homage to the world's cutest dog. I've been flipping through magazines trying to find some inspiration. Here are two of my faves:
image via House Beautiful

image via Target

It's a work in progress.


  1. Looks great! Thanks for posting the pictures, I have been wanting to see forever. So what are you going to do in the study where the books used to be? Regarding - future ideas, I like the image from House Beautiful. Really like the shelf on the left 2nd from top...the vase is so cute. A fun vase would look great in the top middle. Good Stuff :)

  2. congratulations! these look amazing! identical to your house beautiful inspiration!