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simple style: the parsons bookcase

By 6/19/2014

it's always fun when a decorating client has more interesting things than places to put them.  what's more often the case is having too many built-ins to fill, and nowhere near the amount of stuff you need to fill them.  don't get me wrong,  i do enjoy helping a client start a collection.  believe me, i have many long and windy roads my brain can go down when challenged to group kooky things together, but, i must say, someone with a stockpile of pretty little bits prêt-à-porter is a decorator's dream.

a favorite client i'm working with in dallas has just that issue - a bounty of good taste resulting in a hoard of flea market finds, vacation memorabilia, good looking books, family heirlooms, and bright quirky collectibles.  for her tv room, i suggested we add some shelving to display her objects.  we quickly agreed a classic parsons bookcase from west elm would be just the thing.  we're going to flank it on one side with a simple tortoise folding chair that can be pulled up in a pinch, and a stack of vertically hung artwork on the other to balance it out.  it's a small room, and the bookcase centered on the wall showcasing all of her treasures will make the room feel like an exquisite box you've pried the lid off of.

until i get back down to texas to snap some shots, here are a few instances of a parsons bookcase looking it's very best.







home decorators also has a perfectly nice budget option (i have two blue ones in my office).
images from: ashley whittaker, emily henderson, nick olsen, lonny and west elm.

21 comments

  1. to die for xo

    www.idahamas.blogspot.com

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  2. Simply stunning and love the styling too!!

    Jenna

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  3. I love the parsons bookcases. The clean lines and nice and they look great in a pop of color! Makes it hard to choose a favorite.

    Corbin
    Decor-Eat

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  4. Perfect bookcase! I can't wait to see the results!

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  5. love love love, and agree on the importance of having lots of "stuff." It really gives a room & home character.

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  7. One room is designed so beautiful :)

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  8. Thank you for giving me hours of enjoyment! Your blogs are interesting, beautiful and exciting.
    Fashionable Living Room

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  9. Fantastic bookcases. Love the simplicity of the design. I could use a few of those in my classroom!

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  10. Fantástico como as cores destacam os ambientes, achei tudo muito harmônico, equilibrado e de bom senso estético na decoração.Parabéns pelo blog.

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  11. Oooh my gosh this makes me want to get my own place so bad!!


    Annie
    http://havochavocc.blogspot.com.au/

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  12. I like to clean look of this bookcase! I have an Ikea Ivar with 5 shelves that serves the same purpose for me at the moment. Easily paintable too!

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S29896362/

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  13. Perfect ! Awsome design! Makes you want them all!


    http://bebeautyconcepts.blogspot.com

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  14. Best places to listen to music !

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  16. It's so fabulous....I love the parson bookcases. Love the styling....
    Your blogs are interesting, beautiful and exciting.

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  17. Love this blogxx

    Luv from littlestufftodo.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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