Colorblock Bookshelf Styling with Layla Grayce

Bookshelf styling

I've had this project in the works for a very long time, and I'm thrilled to share the big reveal! Layla Grayce is one of my favorite online retailers for furniture and home decor and has been for years. We decided to partner up and demonstrate how styling a bookshelf doesn't have to be a daunting task—that if you approach it thoughtfully and methodically, it's totally doable.

Bookshelf styling ideas

So I styled my vintage Paul McCobb bookshelf in my old apartment in San Francisco using a small selection of new items from Layla Grayce, but mostly repurposing old things I already had around the house. You can head over to the Layla Grayce blog for a full report and a slew of tips on how I approached the project. These are photos of the final result, with which I was so pleased!

All white bookshelf

Later today I'll be back with—brace yourselves!—a giveaway for some of the Layla Grayce pieces that I used to create this look. I was inspired by the colorblock fashion trend that's been all over the runways the past few seasons. But really, the approach I took to styling could be used to get any effect you want. It's about having a plan and being patient with yourself. Design mirrors life…

Photos: The fabulous Colin Price

  • Acanthus Nichole

    That bookshelf is amazing and the styling is very clever Anne! I’m sooooo coming back for this giveaway!

  • Jes Ryzenberg

    This is fantastic and so cute! Will try to recreate at my humble abode!

  • sara kristen

    love this! such a great idea. organizing books according to colour makes for the most visually interesting bookshelf…. i particular like how you colour-blocked yours. it looks amazing.

  • Dee

    I love this idea! Great idea!

  • Kristin B

    Daaaamn, that looks amazing. I tip my hat to you for styling such a perfect bookshelf. Personally, I’m extra in love with the top and all that white goodness.

  • anna

    My OCD loves this!!!

  • Igor

    Cool idea!! I should try this with my crazily packed book shelves!!

  • Brandie

    I have sorted my books by color but didn’t go all the way with the accessories … that just might need to be my project this weekend because it looks amazing.

  • Melissa de la Fuente

    love, love, love! Genius and gorgeous! And where is that beautiful gold vase from, pray tell? :)

  • Jenifer

    These small mirrors on the books look great :)