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One Bookcase, Three Ways

Today I’m showing how I would style this Folding Bookcase three ways. This little bookcase is simple and modern so it can work in any room. I tried it in the kitchen, my bedroom, and the kids room and it looked great everywhere. I really like the Room Essentials line because the pieces are beautiful, really versatile and have excellent price points. When I’m styling a space I think about how it’s going to function and then put it together with art and objects that I love. Plants, Art and Lighting make the biggest difference! How do you style your home?

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This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Room Essentials to make modern life easier.

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

  1. Les

    August 19, 2014

    i love the living room setup.
    thats by far my favorite!

    quick question? the “its beautiful here” in the kids room..where is that from?
    i love it!!!

  2. jody marie

    August 19, 2014

    you are genius. these all look TOTALLY different.

    Where did you find that darling wire basket that you used for two shots? the size is genius.

      • jordan
      • August 19, 2014

      Target! They’re part of the new Room Essentials line.

  3. Stel // STEL STYLE

    August 19, 2014

    i like the 3 ways!! I take some ideas for my new place!!

  4. Meghan

    August 19, 2014

    Awesome bookcase and styling- but so bummed it’s not available online!

  5. Zachary

    August 19, 2014

    I laughed so much when I saw this post! Just yesterday I bought this bookcase AND the lamp in the second photograph for my college room. I haven’t opened it yet but I already have so many ideas, thanks to these lovely photographs.

  6. Amanda

    August 19, 2014

    All three are pretty!
    Would you mind letting us know where you picked up those awesome red metal baskets in the boy’s room? Thanks!!

      • jordan
      • August 19, 2014

      The red metal baskets are from Target’s Room Essentials line!

      • jordan
      • August 20, 2014

      They are from Target!

  7. Nina

    August 19, 2014

    Love these looks! I have plenty of furniture, but I’m really tempted to buy this bookcase. So versatile! The red baskets are excellent too. I’ll have to get some of those for sure. Thank you!

  8. Sara

    August 19, 2014

    great ideas! I’ll have to copy these ideas….

  9. christina

    August 19, 2014

    I like the way it’s styled in your room the most. 🙂

    – Christina

  10. Michelle

    August 19, 2014

    Great ideas. I love how versatile and stylish you’ve made this!

  11. Seher | Simply in Control

    August 19, 2014

    All three styles look absolutely amazing! I love your style of decor. Off to check out the rest of your pretty blog! 🙂

  12. rodjsr

    August 19, 2014

    I too love the coat rack. Unfortunately, it’s pricey! It’s sold out at (, the cheapest place I saw it online, and everywhere else it’s over $500!
    Gorgeous piece of design, though.
    I have a growing baby so my favorite of the three versions of the bookshelf is #3 and not just because of the coat rack!

  13. Cybele @ BlahBlah

    August 19, 2014

    I love them ALL x

  14. Eliza Jane

    August 20, 2014

    This looks super handy! But does the bookshelf really fold down flat? I clicked through to the link on and it doesn’t show any images of the folding action or the shelf when it’s folded, and I don’t see any hinges on the frame, so I’m not sure how it would fold. I’m thinking this could be really handy for my business, doing pop-up shops and markets, if it really does fold down flat! Would love to know – thanks!

      • jordan
      • August 20, 2014

      Yes, it does! The shelves fold up and the sides turn inward.

  15. Sofia Garrido

    August 20, 2014

    What an inspiring post, Jordan!

    It’s nice to see how a simple bokocase like that one can be versatile and function for different purposes in different rooms. It looks great the three ways but I have to say I love how you styled it in the living room even more, maybe because of the decorative pieces are just my style!

    I’ve just found your blog and I’m loving the content so I’ll be following to keep updated.

    Greetings from Portugal,

    Blog: Frames and High Heels

  16. Shambray

    August 20, 2014

    Wow that bookcase is awesome!!! I love the different ways you styled it. I might have to get me one. Thanks for sharing!

  17. rebecca

    August 20, 2014

    Oh this looks adorable. We adore the heath nash its beautiful here coat rackand i have just started stocking it in Australia. Delightful.

  18. Meghan

    August 21, 2014

    Love the kids room, may I ask where the “beautiful here” sign came from?

  19. vamp

    August 24, 2014

    Beautiful styling and great post! Lover the kids room and kichen especially. Not sure if this is the right thing to do here and sorry if its inapproprioate,! But I stock the Heath Nash It’s beautiful Here coat rack at my shop, Vamp in Cape Town and can ship anywhere – I can see many people are asking after them. They are R1400 each (About 130 US Dollars) excluding shipping 🙂

  20. What would Martha do?

    August 25, 2014

    I wish Target Australia had gorgeous products like this! Or that we could ship from American Target. I love the combinations you’ve made up, especially the wire baskets! They’re so cute 🙂

  21. Ally

    August 25, 2014

    I like the way that pantry bookshelf looks but it would never work in my kitchen because I have WAY more stuff than that – in fact I’m sure most people do! If only.

  22. Sarah

    August 27, 2014

    Hi! Just wondering where you got that great white/gold planter from? Thanks!

      • jordan
      • August 27, 2014

      It’s from eBay!

  23. Alicia

    August 28, 2014

    Looks great! Does anyone know where the cute red backpack is from? I’m on a tireless toddler backpack mission. Thanks!

      • jordan
      • August 29, 2014

      It’s from American Apparel!

  24. kitty

    August 29, 2014

    Where’s the hotdog print from?

  25. Alicia

    August 29, 2014

    Thanks Jordan!!

  26. MommieJoys

    August 30, 2014

    “It’s beautiful here” where is the sign from? Thanks!

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