Saturday, May 22, 2010

I'm Done... I Think.

Well, I finally finished re-styling my book case. I totally "shopped the house" and gathered up the books that I reference on a regular basis, my favorite photos and art, vases, baskets and boxes. I think that I like how it all came together but my editing eye isn't exactly seeing 20/20 lately. So I may have to live with it like this until I can decide if I've gone too far.

I may be sporting a new pair of these bad boys if my design eye continues to fail me. Hahaha....

Here is the very tragic before picture....

And *drumroll* here is the after! What do you think? Too much? Ughh!!! I just don't know!

The little vingette on top... consists of a couple of topiaries, artwork scribbled my niece when she was 2ish, a photo taken by my big bro of a house from the "Heidelburg Project" and a little "Keep Calm" print. I love these personal pieces, they make me smile!

Please forgive the very poor picture quality. My camera phone is the only functioning camera I own right now. So Mom and Dad, if you're reading this, I only have one word to say.... Birthday. (hint, hint!)

Tell me what you think... go ahead and be honest, I can take it!


  1. I like the outcome! With the personal touches and the pieces that make you smile, plus the well organized looks like a winner to me! I spent some time on your blog last night and I like your work. I'll be back.

  2. Looks great, ME! You did a wonderful job!

  3. Mary Ellen, These look great! I am dealing with a similar bookcase in my office and it's a huge monster to style :) I like your big, green M.


  4. I think it looks great! I especially love your artichoke!

  5. ME, i think these are so fantastic....great photos...and great job styling! keep it up! xo

  6. Oh wow! Your bookcase looks great! Now, can you come to my house and style mine?!

    I'm loving your blog! Sorry to come by so late, but I'm glad I did;-)

    Have a great day!

  7. Lakeitha, I would love to spend an afternoon styling with you! I could learn sooo much from you! I think we'd have tons of fun,,, for sure!