Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Signatures of Domythic Living: Day 3, Books!

Okay, so at the beginning of the week I said that we would be featuring decorating staples that aren't mandatory for Domythic style, but certainly enhance it. But I have to's selection is one I can't imagine a house without: books. Books not only should fill all of our shelves, but they also make wonderful decoration items for the bibliophile.

Set a stack of them on an unused chair:

Display a stunning silhouette book on a shelf:

And I just love the idea of covering a stack of books in plain book covers, and painting or drawing a continuous image on the spines:

Use books as an endtable:

I have long wanted to try doing a book sculpture like the gorgeous example below:

Etsy artist Raiders of the Lost Art makes beautiful altered books:

I don't know for sure the logistics of this idea...rectangular shallow plastic liner? But it's a great one, and I'd love to try it sometime.

Use books to create shelves:

Or display a collection in a cloche or bell jar:

Phillip over at the Domythic Bliss Facebook group linked this awesome website with examples of inspirational library spaces. Also, there are numerous books available on decorating with books.


  1. Don't forget books hollowed out to keep secrets in too...

  2. Definitely! The cut page at the center of the blog header was the result of hollowing out a copy of Little Women for that purpose :)

  3. Have you seen the articles from last year-or was it 2010?-about the anonymous altered book artist leaving her offerings all over Edinburgh Scotland. They are beautiful!

  4. I have! It profoundly moved me when I read about it...the perfect example of a random act of anonymous beauty, meant solely to add joy to the world.

  5. I LOVE the end table idea and the books in a bell jar.

    So clever.

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