OK...before we get to the subject of the bookcase makeover I wanted to tell you a husband and wife story.
We were having a little "discussion" the other day. He might have called it something else. I might or might not have been giving him a small piece of my mind.....of course in his opinion a small piece is all I have.
Anyway at the peak [my voice might have gotten loud] of the "discussion" he looks at me and says "can you zip up your fly".
"Zip your pants up".
"What the HELL does that have to do with my point?"
"I can't take you serious if your pants are unzipped".
See what I'm dealing with here people. I don't feel validated.
Speaking of validation.....I need to make a few points.
A few people got after me about making the bookcases more decorative instead of utilitarian.
"designed to be useful or practical rather than attractive. "
As a designer I will take the whole room into consideration before I make decisions. On the opposite side of the room from the bookcases are two very large 4-5 ft openings. In my opinion with the cases filled up with books it made the room look very heavy on that side. Plus.....there is little wall space in the room for art.
Another question: why did I not use all of her books? I would say over 70% were paperbacks.
And cause she told me I didn't have to.
And....can some bookshelves be decorative and some be "booky". I'm no expert.....but I think so.
BUT...the most important thing is that my client loved them and contrary to popular belief about designers I did not wrangle her to the floor and force my point of view on her. She trust me to give her the room she wants.
The sitting room through one of the large openings I mentioned is going to have 2 of these chair 1/2's out of indoor/outdoor fabric.
They were delivered yesterday.
Oh so comfy!
The family room has 2 sofa's and 2 of the swivel/rocker wing chairs.
There is a window seat area in that same room that we are treating like this.
I need this table!!!
I am also looking for some vintage ship prints
To go on this wall....Thibaut wallpaper goodness.
So there you have it. Let's all remember that design in subjective. Just saying.
Have a happy humorous hump day.