This week’s Book Beginning and Friday56 choice is…
Shelfie: Clutter-clearing ideas for stylish shelf art
Award-winning journalist, color blogger and shelfie fanatic Martha Roberts shows you how to source, sort and arrange your belongings into stylish shelfies for home and workspace.
An interesting response to the clutter-clearing movement has been ‘the shelfie’ as a decorating trend and social media phenomenon. What started as a label for beautiful bookshelves is now applied to artfully stylish arrangements of collectables, flowers, photos, crafting ephemera, perfume bottles – and of course books. And shelfies don’t just appear on shelves but also on tabletops, fireplaces and desks. At a time when we own six times more objects than our parents did, and move house more often, de-cluttering, and then curating our possessions stylishly, is an important way of having a dedicated space that is a ‘little bit of us’, injecting stylish personality into the home and workplace. In the first book on the subject, Martha Roberts explores the art of creating great shelfies, explaining color, scale and composition then showing inspiring shelfies in every room in the house, from the kitchen to the bedroom, the home office to a hallway, allowing you to declutter your surroundings without throwing away the things you love in the ultimate form of self-expression. The book’s photographer, Nick Pope, took the photographs for At Home with Plants, also published by Mitchell Beazley.
MY FIRST THOUGHTS
HAVE YOU READ THIS?
I can’t wait to visit your blogs to find out. Have a great weekend, may your books be with you!
Luv Sassy X
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I’ve never heard of shelfies before. Can one take a selfie in front of a shelfie? If so, I’m all in. 😉
Why not turn it up a notch and dress up as an Elfie, for Christmas? I know you. All you need is a little elf’s hat, and you’ve got a whole new series of blog posts thanks to me LOL
haha! Only the elf’s hat? 😉 I may borrow that idea from you, Sassy. 🙂
You’re welcome to it! Just call me your Sassy Secret Santa 🎅 Shelfie Elfie Selfie Sponsor lol
Nice concept. I don’t do selfies with my antique phone. I’m not sure I even can. Now photos of pretty shelves with my camera is a possibility – if I had pretty shelves. This week I am spotlighting Those Who Go By Night by Andrew Gaddes – a medieval mystery from my review stack. Happy reading!
Sounds fascinating!! Happy weekend!
I need this book. I was just thinking about how much clutter I have that I still want to keep and use occasionally. I will look for the book. Thanks. My Friday Quotes and review
This is a book that will help me out! I am forever trying to style my shelves. Thanks for sharing it! 🙂
I take pictures of my shelves, but I’m not in them. I seldom take pics of my self. All of the books you listed look interesting, I must say. I’ve watched a number of de-cluttering videos today, so your post is right up my alley.
I love to look at other people’s bookshelves but I’m not sure I’m organized enough to pretty up my own!
Generally I’m not too bad with clutter; I’m super organised and like everything to be in its proper place. However, I’m sure it’s an interesting read.
This sounds perfect for me. I’m always looking for ways to clear the clutter and make things tasteful and fun without throwing everything in boxes and stuffing it in the closet. LOL