inspired design – black bookcases


Thank you all so much for the kind comments on my pink door. I’m such a color lover, and it’s always so much fun seeing the impact that paint can make on a space. I’m all ready to start my next painting project, and this time I’m going after the built-in bookcases in our living room.

The velvet sofa I ordered online arrived (I’ll share more on that soon), and it’s inspired me to get to work on our living room. Mainly because all I want to do now that this sofa has arrived is sit here with coffee or wine in hand (depending on the time of day, of course), flip through decor magazines while watching back to back episodes of Project Runway. All that sitting and loafing in this room is kind of giving me the hives as this room is still so, so, so far from the finish line. Seriously, it’s like 10 paces back from the start line. #notkidding #thejoysofmoving
So, I’m ready to get my booty in gear and tackle my next painting project! New construction homes often lack the charm and character of older homes. I’m grateful this house has built-in bookcases on either side of the fireplace mantel, but they kind of get lost on the wall. And since I finally caved on the ol’ TV over the fireplace tug-of-war (there’s no where else to put it and have it make any kind of sense – I cave, hubs wins), I’m planning to go black. Check out all this yummy inspiration below.
inspired design - black bookcases - design by Jenny @ Little Green Notebook
I’ve had a major design crush on Jenny from Little Green Notebook, for like ever. I just love her bold use of color and pattern. She mixes styles so flawlessly, and this space above is definitely lighting my design fire.
Black just makes everything come to life in such a beautiful way.
black bookcases
my domaine
It’s so timeless and chic.
black bookcases - timeless and chic
black bookcases
clements design
black bookcases - Todhunter Earle Interiors via Popsugar
I think the black will not only make the bookcases more of a focal point in the room, but it will also help to disguise the black TV over the mantel.
black bookcases - everything just pops against a black background
So, I’ve got my painting clothes on……..ready to get to work! What do you think about black bookcases? Yay or nay?
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