Books as a Background

This look started as a way to store my ever-expanding book collection, and became one of my favorite decorative elements. Lining books up behind the knick knacks gives the shelf more color, depth, and warmth. I try to match the books to the objects in terms of colors and styles. As you can see for…

The Mighty Tote Bag

Especially this time of year, as the kids go back to school, organization and convenience become essential.  To aid in the quest for organization, bags really are the ultimate accessory.  The kids probably already have backpacks for school, but just one bag per kid is not enough, especially if they have after school and weekend…