Decorating with books

When I find myself in a decorating dilemma where nothing seems to work, I rely on a collection of books to come to my rescue. Books in varied sizes and colored spines provide an instant solution by filling up empty shelves and coffee tables.
One trend I have seen a bit of lately in interiors editorial photography and design shows is the flipside of traditional book display which I love! By grouping books page side out, you get a wonderful array of neutral shades (depending on the books’ age!) that helps to create texture within the same tonal range, plus an art installation of sorts. If the idea of having your well read and often used titles flipped around is frustrating, then you may want to collect an assortment of old books from your local thrift store or garage sale to use instead.
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Meet Pippa

Pippa Jameson is an author, tv designer and interiors expert. The previous interior editor on several leading UK titles, Pippa has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout her 25-year career, Pippa’s unique and creative approach has won her commissions for large retail brands and celebrities to deliver exciting and engaging projects. 

She’s written the curriculum for the British College of Interior Design, produced and styled shoots for well-known brands including John Lewis, H&M & Team GB/DFS, worked as an International Stylist for leading paint brands in Asia, consulted on the launch and creative direction of major retail names including George Home and Wren, and most recently, published her first book, The Sensory Home. Pippa possesses expertise unmatched in the interior industry.