A few months (actually a bagillion) ago I posted about painting a bookshelf/cabinet piece to go in my bedroom.  Months and months later, the piece is finally in my room and I am now dreaming of ways to style it.  Initially, the main reason why I needed to add it to my bedroom was for more sweater storage.  Since those are going in the closed cabinets below, I want to put pretties on the open shelving above.  The above images from the Coveteur’s feature on the Who What Wear offices, are giving me some prettyyy fantastic ideas.

I love the idea of displaying nail polish bottles rather than having them tucked away in a drawer.  My nail polishes are my babies afterall, anyway (kidding. kinda).  What a phenomenal way to add color, right?  And it makes the colors so much easier to get to.  I found a great, basic glass hurricane from Crate and Barrel that I think would be perfect for the job.  I will be picking one up this week, I hope! 

Stacks of books are obviously a given for any pretty bookshelf, but the all white stack above is what really caught my eye.  That piece of coral is such cool texture and unlike anything I currently own.  Don’t you know that Jamie Meares of Shop Furbish would have just the perfect thing – a decorative coral that sits on a lucite base.  Perfectionnn. 

Can’t wait to liven up the shelves of my newest furniture piece!  Any other great bookshelf accessories that I just have to have?  Do tell..

(Images via the Coveteur)

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  1. HRCK the Herald Monday, February 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    That is a good idea with displaying the nail polish bottles– it's a shame to let their pretty colors languish in a drawer somewhere.

  2. victoria | vmac+cheese Monday, February 20, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Check out those brass sea urchin Jamie sells too. I think they look fab on a stack of books!

    PS — when The Coveteur posted these photos, I was so intrigued by the What People Wore When book that I asked for it for Christmas. It's fascinating…I think you girls would love!

  3. Kendra Monday, February 20, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I adore putting pretty displays together on book shelves! It can make a room look so special and like a little jewel box :)


  4. Sweet Nothings Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 5:27 am

    i store my nail polish like that!

  5. Victoria Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 6:29 am

    i saw this old post and instantly fell in love with the idea of putting nail polish in a glass container… it looks soo chic :)! Great idea since i have so many of them lined up in my cabinet but i see its way better to display them openly this way. Thank for sharing.


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