The Decorating Sketchbook by Evelyn Henson // #behindthepalette

When it comes to decorating, there are few things I love more than a perfectly styled bookshelf (with one of them obviously being art). It's so easy and fun to mix and match art, books, and all your knick knacks in a small space. As I was illustrating the room above, I started obsessing over the coffee table books gracing the shelves. And while I'm all for the rule "never judge a book by it's cover," I think most of us can agree coffee table books are an exception---they're all about the cover!  

That said, clear off your bookshelves! Below is a guide to every chic book ever, organized by color. Just add in a few knick knacks, some artwork, and a plant or two for bookshelves as perfect as the one above. 


Design Sponge at Home 


Robert Motherwell

Yves Saint Laurent: Style

The Big Book of the Hamptons

Essentially Lilly

Art of the 20th Century


Conde Naste Traveler: 25 Years of Photography

Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work

Jonathan Adler on Happy and Chic Accessorizing

Fifty Dresses that Changed the World 

The New York Times: 36 Hours in US, Canada...

Aha to Zig-Zag: 31 Objects from...

Hue by Kelly Wearstler


Little Women

Jonathan Adler: My Prescriptive for Anti-Depressive Living

Veranda: The Art of Outdoor Living

Style: Kate Spade

Jonathan Adler: 100 Happy Ways to Chic Your Life

Kate Spade New York: Places to Go, People to See 



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The Hermes Scarf

Happy decorating! XX

January 28, 2015 by Evelyn Henson