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Design Mom’s Bookcase

While this picture does feature my darling niece June, I wanted to point out how amazing my sister, Gabrielle, aka Design Mom is at styling bookshelves. Although she’ll deny it, her house is amazing. (It ALWAYS has been.) This bookshelf isn’t filled with expensive art books, just the regular kind of books people actually have. But her bookshelf looks straight out of a magazine. Gab, can you come out and visit and do this to my bookshelf?

photo by Blue Lily

  1. Sam and Livi

    June 16, 2010

    i love well decorated bookshelves! i always try to work on mine.

  2. Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy

    June 16, 2010

    I saw this picture on Design Mom. It is so gorgeous!

  3. Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~

    June 16, 2010

    oh my – this is too adorable – if i had a lil one – i'd SO recreate this! – maybe i can snatch a friends baby and do it – haha ..

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  4. Carla Cavellucci Landi

    June 16, 2010

    I almost didn't notice the baby! Everything is so perfect in place! 😀
    Tks for sharing!

  5. Danielle (elleinadspir)

    June 16, 2010

    Oh I love it. It looks like she just belongs right there. Too cute.

  6. marcia @Child in Harmony

    June 16, 2010

    Beautiful. I never thought of books arranged mostly by color. Soo inspiring!

    And the addition of the precious cherub is way too cute!

    happy day!

  7. Jen (Pink) Williams

    June 16, 2010

    so beautiful, but once I saw the baby I couldn't take my eyes off of her. So sweet. She's the baby in the bookshelf. How nice to sleep surrounded by books.

  8. April

    June 16, 2010

    lovely ♥

    I used to have bookshelves organized like this… but we moved and now have no bookshelves. boo.

  9. Meredith

    June 16, 2010

    I thought the same thing when I first saw this photo! I love how she organized it by color. I can't wait until I have enough books to try something like this.

  10. Sarah

    June 16, 2010

    I just started organizing my bookshelf by color and I am amazed at how much better my "normal" bookshelf looks already. And the baby?! Beyond adorable!

  11. Kate

    June 16, 2010

    I just love this picture. I saw it on DM first and just can't get over how cute it is. The bookshelf is great too!

  12. Olivia

    June 16, 2010

    sooo cute! I aspire to have an awesome bookshelf. My uncle's partner is an interior designer and her WALLS are all books. I love it.

  13. 3StinkyBoysAndMe

    June 16, 2010

    That is so cute!

  14. Sue @ Laundry for Six

    June 17, 2010

    I arranged my bookshelf by color last year, and at first, the idea kind of horrified me, because I am a librarian, but I LOVE how it looks, so I kept it that way.

    I so enjoy seeing other people's books. You can learn so much about them. I've debated with my husband over the years about keeping my Riverside Shakespeare – I'm glad to see it sitting in Gabby's shelves too!

  15. Kendall

    June 17, 2010

    This is so lovely. I'm filing this away for the days when I have a baby!

  16. rikshaw design

    June 17, 2010

    that is the most amazing shot ever..use as a birth announcement..SWOOOOON!

  17. Monica from Hola!design

    June 17, 2010

    nice. I so have to rearrange my bookshelf!

  18. Natalie

    June 17, 2010

    Wait, is that a real baby?!

  19. soon lee

    June 20, 2010

    That babe completes the picture/bookshelf. Ha!

  20. Allison Blass

    June 21, 2010

    I totally didn't know you and Gabrielle are sisters and I love reading both of you. Well no wonder! So cool. And yes, love her use of color on each shelf.

  21. Wahzat Gayle

    June 22, 2010

    look at how tiny the baby is .

    Love the shelves love the baby :)

  22. Melissa

    June 25, 2010

    Great bookcase, and June is so adorable!

  23. The Lil Bee

    June 27, 2010

    OMG the baby, the baby! And PS I didn't know you two were sisters. Your parents must be the most amazing people ever…such a creative gene pool!

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