Inspiration from My crib
A bookshelf of today is not what it used to be!
Today we read and get most of our information from the net. So, the bookshelf is more of a dust collector. So what I spy with my designer eye is that we use it more and more as a display area!
Here’s 10 things I display at the moment …
1) My sons hand and footprint (plaster). A pair of baby clog shoes (a fun gift from a dear friend).
2) My own designed Pride Collection coasters – easy to grab (and show off, of course ;)
3) The “Hot Spot”. My wifes wedding gift (morgongåva); A pair of Jimmy Choos. A firey painting by Svenåke Boströms/K-G Dymarek (that had a exhibition in my gallery ’09). This piece caught my eye.
4) A 2-piece acryllic painting of my wife I painted in 2005.
5) My favourite animated movie is The Incredibles and so when I ran in to Mr Incredible in N.Y., one day, He just had to come with!
6) Wallpaper City Guides! Which I collect and always bring when we go abroad. A Hot tip if you’re in to design, art, dining out and city vacations!
7) Books of display value …
8) Design lamp. If you remove a section you can easily set up a lamp or two. Lighting is one of the most important things to think of when interior decorating.
9) Oilpainting by my grand mother Irma Mäkelä – Cigar humidor (easy access to the goodies).
10) Inspirational magazines.
As you can see it’s quite easy to squeeze in a bunch of exciting things that adds to the interior. One thing my guest especially like is the interaction of the paintings. I have three in my bookshelf! Which you don’t really think of. So, if you have a painting that doesn’t really match your style – this is a perfect way of hiding/showing up those pieces. My granmas painting is a perfect example of that. Her style is a bit old school. But I love the painting so I just couldn’t store it in a box. With a spotlight and a “secretive” exposure it got the perfect exposure! Now I find myself looking at it and thinking of quite alot …
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