shahs of style

designed with a touch of Shah

IMG_2761Start with books, your favorite tchotchkes, art and unique-looking accessories.

Color, size and texture are highly important when styling your shelves. I like to pair similar books together so if they are similar in color or size they look great!   Adding either an artwork or a cool-looking accessory near or on top of a book is a good simple start.  just keep playing around, stand back and admire the finished product.

Check out all the different types of bookshelves that Shahs of Styles has enjoyed styling:

Adding greenery and vintage books gives out good vibes at this coffee shop.

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Bookshelves can be colorful too–I chose the most colorful book covers I could find.  Below the baby’s handprints are displayed like art and the African elephant wood statues add interest.

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Similar colored books are paired up here against a hand-stenciled Moroccan wall.

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Sometimes simplicity is best.  This client had beautiful white accessories around the house but didn’t know to display them.  Now, each accessory uniquely stands out.

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Adding art and considering scale is imperative for good design.  Make sure whatever item is on the shelf goes from short to tall and short again.  Notice how the letter L is short and the artwork is tall on the first shelf.

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This client loved collecting shot glasses from every place they visited so we displayed them on the shelf for their guests to admire.

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