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Helpful Styling Hints BOOKS Arrange books in small stacks rather than filling each shelf end-to-end. Choose a variety of books with similar coloring and different heights and thicknesses. To keep it interesting, stack the books vertically and horizontally. Also try turning the books around, page forward, creating a more consistent, less busy look. It's always nice to add some sculptural book ends, too. NOT JUST FOR BOOKS Remember, gone are the days of the "library look." Shelves don't have to be just for books; they can also be for style. THREES Design in odd numbers; think three. COLOR Keep your color scheme simple. Pick two or three colors to make the shelves feel cohesive. GREENERY Bring real life to your shelves. Ferns, succulents and moss balls are always a good idea. SCULPTURE Think vases, spheres, bowls, candlesticks — the possibilities are endless. Make sure to layer in different heights, shapes and sizes. If you find your item is too small, improvise and add height by placing your item on a box or stack of books. BOXES & BASKETS Shelves can easily become an area of chaos and clutter. Introducing baskets and decorative boxes can help you stay organized, in addition to functioning as a place to store small keepsakes. Make sure to use boxes and baskets with interesting textures, patterns and color. ARTWORK Add layers of artwork to your shelves or even hang art on the shelf itself. This will add depth. BALLANTYNE SPRING 2019 79 Style Points

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