Thursday, August 26, 2010

you need these for your gray bookcase...

via  jjjjound

Reed Davis Photography via La Dolfina

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23 comments:

Acquired Objects said...

Those old books are great looking! Have you noticed how well anything brownish goes so well with gray? Thank you for your kind words about my kitchen!

Debra,

Flourishing Networks said...

love the gray colour.

cityfarmer said...

I've got these coming out my ears ... may sell some soon ...

Aoife.Troxel said...

I love old books! The best are those you want to read as well as have, but having old (beautiful) books that you cannot read is not that bad :)

design traveller said...

The atmosphere like at my grandfathers library... fantastic post!

Style Chronicle said...

I do need these! I have four sets of built in book cases in my living room and I am filling them with warm, worn "orangey" leather books. I have two filled, two to go...

I will try to send you a pic later!!

xo
SC

My Interior Life said...

Oooh, yes. Love it!

Splendid Sass said...

I love old cloth and leather bound books. This post is beautiful.
Teresa

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Yes I do but first a need a gray bookcase! :) Lovely post, Donna!

pretty pink tulips said...

So fun that you and Mona were thinking antique books! I'm so excited to receive mine so I can get some "history" up on my shelves. Love the post below as well...those light fixtures are the bomb!

Elizabeth

Haven and Home said...

This is the look I am going for in a clients foyer and I can't find reasonable good books! Sigh.

courteneykay said...

oh great! these would look great in my built-ins. My whole house is painted SW Amazing Gray!!

http://designbebe.blogspot.com/

Emilies interiør said...

Beautiful books, want some!

lisaroyhandbags said...

The colour of these books looks so amazing with grey! :)

Googlover/keishua said...

love old books. I have always wanted a read set for some reason.

ceo said...

Love these..... I think I do need them...

xxx
CEO

Julie Holloway said...

Oh, I love everything about books....old and new.

Kerry said...

Aren't they stunning. I can smell their old crumbly leathery goodness from here! That second image is a dream.

Tessa said...

You are absolutely right! :)

fashionable palette said...

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Rebecca June said...

I do! I do!

xoxo

Rebecca June

Splendid Willow said...

Now that is art, my friend. I have my own little collection that I hope my little ones will appreciate one day. Especially since they are taking books out of the schools. And going all web based! The feeling of holding a good, handsome book can never be replaced.

Love to you, Mon

Kathysue said...

Love the golden glow of the book covers with the soft patina of the gray. The post I just did on my antiqued brass sconces I posted several pictures of gold mixed with the grays and the two colors together are stunning. Kathysue