Thursday, August 1, 2013

The art of the bookcase

by Andrea Mulder-Slater

We own a LOT of books. And when I say a lot, I mean if we wanted to, we could open up a used book store... this afternoon.

Through the years we've tested out different ways of arranging our books on our two giant bookcases and five medium sized shelves. We've tried placing our tomes by size, by subject, by author... but in the end, the books always ended up piled on top of one another, looking rather messy - making it impossible to find anything.

However, the other day, I spotted a photograph on Pinterest which made me look twice. No, three times.

The photo showed a bookcase with books organized by color.

Of course! By color!

Simple. Elegant. Creative.

So -- last week, instead of catching up on commissions, we took a break from art and arranged our textbooks, novels and cookbooks by hue. And the funny part is, it is actually easier to find titles now, than ever before. Who knew?


Try it yourself!

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