Books As Design…Organizing Books by Color (a Controversial Subject)

OK, I know this is a “controversial” subject, (according to the comments) but after being inspired by this Apartment Therapy article ( ) I tried it. My books had no previous organization anyway so I gave it a go. And I like it. It was actually fun going through all my beloved art and decorating books. I admit I spent way more time on this than I should have, as I stopped to flip through old favorites I hadn’t looked at in awhile. If I had just done the deed, it would have taken about 30 minutes. The best part is, it didn’t cost a cent! Even my man digs it. He says the titles are easier to read now. Next, I’m hitting the cook books in the kitchen…






Books AFTER, close up.

FYI…the weird little kitty sculpture is one I made from paper mache’ over a decade ago of my cat at the time, Fu. I picked up the dog toy at the thrift store for about $3 last year. The art is by Bill Amundson (the 2 color drawings, lower left), Claudia Roulier (the 3D piece with the dangling bit) Me (the heart and octopus pieces). The photograph is Anthony Camera, and the funky round piece was a $5 thrift store find. Oh, and the blown glass vase was actually free, it has a chip on the lip and the artist was going to toss it. She was nice enough to let me have it. (I tried to find her for a link here, but could not) I find most of my books at thrift stores and yard sales, and a few are treasured gifts.


This book is waaay up there on my Wish List…

2 thoughts on “Books As Design…Organizing Books by Color (a Controversial Subject)

  1. My bookshelves are arranged by topic (per shelf) and then BY COLOR. I realized that, when I go looking for a book, I’m not thinking “the author’s name is…” What I’m thinking is “I know it has a blue cover.” And with this many books, arranging by color gives a better sense of order within the entire office. Now I can find my books and it looks great.

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