They are my obsession and I just can’t get enough! I know it’s true love – because the time between ordering them online and them arriving on my doorstep – i experience absolutely NO buyers remorse! I love the look, the feel and the mood that is created by a stack of books that are placed in just the right place.
Books don’t always have to be purchased brand new, from your favourite book store, or online. Lets talk location, location, location!
Op Shops: Some of my prettiest pieces have been vintage finds sourced from op-shops and bargain centers Removing the dust jacket can expose the most gorgeous linen spine with gold foil writing…you just have to look a little deeper than the worn and torn dust jacket.
DIY: Find an old book and show it some lovin’! Nope – you don’t have to wine and dine it, but if you are into a little bit of DIY you can completely transform an old book into something amazing with some chalk paint, some gorgeous linen or even wallpaper scraps. Recently, in Aoife’s room reveal which was featured in minty Magazine, I found some 50c books from a local op-shop and covered them in different shades of pink linen. A very pretty, yet simple addition to her space.
Online: You guys know I LOVE The Book Depository. They always stock the latest titles, generally have some pretty decent discounts and offer free shipping world wide. They are my go-to and first port of call when I am looking for new coffee table pieces or books for Aoife’s room.
So what books can I NOT LIVE WITHOUT? Here they are! I’ve popped links through to where you can purchase them.
1. Chanel 3. Hardback. Francois Baudot & Francois Aveline. Book Depository.
2. It. Hardback. Alexa Chung. Book Depository.
3. Elements of Style. Hardback. Erin T. Gates. Book Depository.
4. Christian Louboutin. Hardback. Christian Louboutin & Phillipe Garcia. Book Depository.
5. Tom Ford. Hardback. Tom Ford & Bridget Foley. Book Depository.
6. Valentino: Themes and Variations. Hardback. Pamela Goblin. Book Depository.
7. Chanel Catwalk. Hardback. Patrick Mauries. Book Depository.
8. All In Good Taste. Hardback. Kate Spade New York. Book Depository.
9. Cupcakes and Cashmere At Home. Hardback. Emily Schuman. Book Depository.
9. The Little Book of Fashion. Hardback. Christian Dior. Book Depository.
11. Chanel: Collections and Creations. Hardback. Daniele Bott. Book Depository.
12. Oscar De La Renta. Hardback. Andre Leon Talley. Book Depository.