When I found out that my only affordable option in the neighborhood I wanted to live in was a studio, I started digging through Pintrest and Apartment Therapy for inspiration. I looked for other studios that were long and L-shaped like mine–and the one element they almost all had in common was a bookshelf acting as a room divider. There’s a reason everyone does this–it really does help create two separate spaces. Plus it adds some much-needed storage and personality to my space. Since there’s not an Ikea nearby, my dad assembled these two shelves from Target, then screwed them together and affixed them to the wall.
If you’re at Trader Joe’s this spring and don’t pick up a bunch of $1.49 daffodils–you’re just crazy! And since my coffee table really isn’t big enough for coffee table books, they’ve found a home here. (The Goddess Guide, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Lauren Conrad Style)
A framed birthday card and set of vintage (and very dusty–clearly didn’t clean before this photo #reallife) giraffes make an easy bookend.
What do you keep on your shelves? Are they styled or simply filled end to end with good reads?