I am not a designer swayed by “trends”, but there is one trend that I am glad to see go! According to the Wall Street Journal’s Top Ten Interior Design Trends for 2014… “books reduced to décor” are OUT! Thank goodness!!
I believe that anyone who truly loves books and loves to read would never cover them in kraft paper or white paper or anything else for that matter. Ones books are such a personal statement and I feel that I can learn so much about a person when I see the books that they surround themselves with. My friend Scot Meacham Wood was interviewed for this article and to quote Scot…”it’s a statement about not reading”! Dust jackets in matching colors, stacked into bookshelves on or tabletops or anywhere else show that the books are not really there to be read and savored.
A collected library should have shelves and stacks full of lovely dust covers that give a glimpse into what the book has to offer. As an author, I know how much time and effort went into the cover of my book, The Collected Tabletop and I would hate to see it covered in white paper and buried away on a shelf with all other white books!
Or books should have lovely old leather covers that give a true mellowness and age to a collected library.
I think these libraries seems so much more charming, classic, and personal!
Be Inspired to have a lovely Collected Library in 2014!