It’s Tobi TV Tuesday and today we are talking about books. One of my favorite topics.
I get lots of questions about my design and architecture book collections and also all my novels covered in paper, and why I have both in my home. The collection is classic and useful and the covered books are trendy but the truth is that I still love them both even though many people think the covered book trend has run its course.
And as I always teach when talking trends in my Design from A to Z course, if you love it, then do it…even if other people think it’s passé. Be confident! So I’m holding on to both versions of books in my home, at least for now.
Take a look at today’s Tobi TV episode, In it, I talk about where and why I incorporate both types in my living room and how to make this work for you.
As always, here are my Top 3 Tobi TV Tips on Decorating with Books:
1. Any collection makes your home uniquely you. When using a collection of books that you truly love to decorate your home, you create a win-win because they are both beautiful AND functional.
2. If you are going for a warm, eclectic, traditional or cozy space, surrounding yourself with all sorts of books and their handsome jackets or covers adds to the comfort and interest in the space.
3. If your books are random, hodge-podge, or a compilation of paper back and hardback that really cheapen or distract from your interior design, consider covering them. It creates a restful, soft, and modern presentation of your beloved tomes.
In my house I use both. What do you think? Do you love books as decor in your home? Are you really a reader or are they just an accessory? And are you a traditionalist who wants all your books in their purest form or do you still love covered books for a cleaner and more edited look?
Do tell. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this episode of Tobi TV and how you prefer your books.
p.s. If you want to learn how to accessorize your home with books, add color with confidence, and arrange your furniture like a pro to create magazine worthy interiors of your own, join me in Dallas March 18-19 at the newly renovated Stoneleigh Hotel for Design from A to Z. I can’t wait to see you there!