Before and After: Bookshelves

Time for another Before and After!

This morning, Lisa went over to a client's home to help with the living room bookshelves.  These bookshelves have been put on the back burner for a while now, but since the rest of the room has come together so beautifully, these bookshelves can be ignored no longer! (Please note:  The lamps you see in these pictures will soon be replaced with some Suzanne Kasler lamps from Visual Comfort. That will REALLY help complete this room!)

The backs of these shelves used to be painted the same cream color as the walls, but Lisa thought there needed to be something dramatic back there to really make a statement!  She picked out a beautiful charcoal paint color and had the painter come out earlier this week.  We went in this morning with loads of beautiful antique books and worked that SummerHouse magic.  What do you think??

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[caption id="attachment_1301" align="aligncenter" width="384" caption="Side 2: BEFORE"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1302" align="aligncenter" width="384" caption="Side 1: AFTER"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1303" align="aligncenter" width="384" caption="Side 2: AFTER"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1304" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="BEAUTIFUL!"][/caption]

The mix of the old, old books with the super modern art give this room so much personality and sophistication.  Once it is completely finished, we will take pictures of everything! Stay tuned...

Be sure to take note of the AWESOME art in Side 1: AFTER.  Phyllis from View Gallery placed that in this room and it looks amazing! She gets in so much fabulous art all the time. Visit to learn a little more about all of the artists she represents!

November 12, 2010 by SummerHouse
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