Bookshelves That Break Out of the Box

Sherwood Bookcase from Khaos ItaliaJanet Ramin - Even with the proliferation of e-books, many booklovers still love to own physical books and show them off in their home. After all, a shelf of books is a sign of culture - even if you haven’t read them! I also prefer to display books in a special bookcase, but find most of them to be utterly utilitarian and ho-hum. After a thorough search, I discovered these unusual bookcases to be worthy of my books and special shelf accessories!

Khaos from Italy offers a whimsical design - see above - in its wavy Sherwood Bookcase. You may feel a little dizzy looking at it but it certainly is a showstopper! If you want a little Oriental theme, Khaos offers their Asian bookcase with its yin yang interconnected shapes of the circle and the square (below). 

Asian bookcase from Khaos ItaliaHaworth designed a stylish bookcase with contrasting colors that incorporate waves in their shelves. Thus a static piece of furniture now suggests movement and becomes a more dynamic element.

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5 Spring Accents to Sweep the Winter Blahs Away

(Hanging Terrariums from CB2 and Sprout)Janet Ramin - Spring is in the air and naturally, thoughts turn to spring cleaning, plants and flowers, and warmer weather! To bring a fresh breeze of spring into your home, we recommend the following decorating tips and accessories.

#1 - Hanging Terraria

The easiest way to bring the outdoors inside is to create a terrarium. These small landscapes under glass are a great way to exercise your green thumb without great expense or time. You can use a fish bowl or you can use these hanging vessels, from CB2 and Sprout. Sprout also offers classes on terrarium building.

#2 - Lively Bedding

Another easy step for spring decorating is to swipe out your winter linens with some bold and bright spring colors. The striking duvet pattern in turquoise, tangerine, and lime is called Frankie and is available from Serena and Lily. Frankie will banish out the winter blahs and invigorate your bedroom décor.

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