Design is in the Details: How-to Style a Kid-Friendly Bookshelf

Emily Henderson started as a stylist, not an interior designer, and her attention to even the smallest detail on a bookshelf really makes her designs stand out.  One of my favorite parts of the Room of the Week is the bookshelf full of kids toys and books that has been so artistically styled and offers so many great examples of how to style an individual shelf and a set of shelves as a whole.  The shelves not only look fun, but also work hard…so necessary in a busy room.

Here are a few of the things I learned while studying the shelves: how-to-style-a-kids-bookshelf copyWhat’s your favorite part of the styling?  Did I miss any important tips?  Please share!500-daisy-upholstery-nails-brass-furniture-studs-tacks-[2]-436-p copy

 

4 thoughts on “Design is in the Details: How-to Style a Kid-Friendly Bookshelf

  1. Emily, this is a *great* post. You nailed many important elements that point to the success of this bookcase styling. I would only add: varying the shape, visual weight and scale also makes this work. The heaviest ( not just form, even color adds ‘weight’) goes on the bottom and gets ‘ visually lighter’ as you go up.
    Very successful solution indeed! And harder to do than it seems…

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