How To Decorate With Your Very Attractive Books by Bethany Chase
As a professional consumer of interior design journalism, I have seen a heck of a lot of do’s and don’ts regarding how to decorate with books. These tidbits range from the workable (“Arrange large, fancy coffee table books in attractive horizontal stacks!”) to the questionable (“Organize the books on your shelf by the color of the spine!”) to the kind that make me white-hot with rage (“Turn all your books spine-in so their colorful covers don’t mar the sterility–no sorry I meant serenity–of your space!”).
But now that my debut novel is about to launch, I have discovered a fun new style statement: “Put stacks of your gorgeous book all over the place.” The books look great on the fireplace mantel! They look great on the coffee table! Red and cream go with everything! Basically: The One That Got Away is the style statement of Spring 2015.
(At least in my apartment it is.)
A native of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Bethany Chase headed to Williams College for an English degree and somehow came out the other side an interior designer. When she’s not writing or designing, you can usually find her in a karaoke bar. She lives with her lovely husband and occasionally psychotic cat in Brooklyn, three flights up. Learn more by visiting her website.
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