Giveaway: Colorblock Bookshelf Styling with Layla Grayce


Sometimes I try to play coy about giveaways—you know, do a slow reveal—but I can't hold back this time. Comment on this post and you'll be entered to win the white Bungalow 5 Table Lamp and the Chevron Frame from Layla Grayce that I used in my colorblocked bookshelf styling project! I mean, like, how could I not just blurt that awesomeness right out?


Now the backstory. It did take me a long time to style my bookshelf this way: an entire weekend, in fact. And it helped to get an injection of a few fresh home decor items from Layla Grayce. But on the whole this was all stuff I had collected from around the house; what I required most was a vision going into the project, and then a willingness to play with scale and proportion as I worked. There was a ton of trial and error, it got messy before it got better, and it was never truly "done". 


As I explained in my post on the Layla Grayce blog—be sure to check out my styling tips over there—this is a really useful way to organize a bookshelf, as you can easily swap new pieces in based on the colorblocking, even arrange flowers according to the palette. Think of it as a weekend of really fun effort that makes decorating a no-brainer for months to come.

The pieces I used from Layla Grayce: 1. Gold Leaf Convex Wall Mirrors 2. Bungalow 5 Melrose Table Lamp 3. Herringbone Photo Frame 4. Illume Boho Candle (Similar to shown) 5. Rosanna Bon Bon White Footed Square Bowl 6.Rosanna Les Petite Sweets Compote 7. Rosanna Etched Vase Images: Photos by Colin Price, Styling by Anne Sage.

  • This Is Dru

    I can barely figure out what I want on my coffee table without breaking out into hives! I don’t know that I can tackle color blocking a book shelf! 😉

  • Jessica

    LOVE THIS. Colorblocking makes everything look so pulled together!

  • Joody Park

    Love this look especially the lamp! Can’t wait to try this out this wkend. Thanks!

  • jasmine paredes

    talk about white on white on white.
    i’d love to add that lamp to my new white bedside table.

  • Colleen

    Ahhh such a cute giveaway!!

  • Linda L

    i’ve been really into pink recently. love how you incorporated it into your design.

  • Emily

    That frame is sooo perfect and we’re looking for a tabletop lamp! So basically the best giveaway ever :)

  • Sunny

    Books are the soul in my studio, but they get dark and dusty and need a little taming now and then. Does the little armadillo pop out of that glorious bungalow lamp?

  • Rachael Sparkfire

    Thank you for the hottest and trendiest accessories to brighten my world and bring color every day! xoxo, SParks

  • Jen

    Beautiful job styling! I moved last weekend and that lamp has a spot in my new house!

  • Peggy Braswell

    As a former stylist, what you did takes talent.(in my humble opinion) Grand job.

  • Ashley

    Love your post over at Layla Grace! I’ve saved this link for when I tackle my bookcases in the spring!

  • kelsey bethune

    I’ve just finally moved into a space that inspires me enough to try new things like this. The trouble is, I want like, ALL of those lamps. Together. With me.
    Love it, Anne!

  • Grace @ sense and simplicity

    You’re right – they are absolutely gorgeous.

  • Kristina M

    this lamp is perfect! great giveaway!

  • Sara

    I love that picture frame – also, how cute is that armadillo!

  • Amy Gattle

    Beautiful bookshelves! Great giveaway too!

  • mary @ B&Gjournals

    i have that same little brass vintage owl and love him. so funny when you see one of your little knick knack vintage finds show up elsewhere…

  • Kristen S


  • Kelly

    What great pieces. I’m not sure if the chevron thing is going to go out soon but it’s too late for me. I committed with a piece for each room. This frame would add a finishing touch :)

  • Suzanna

    Pick me!

  • evamarie c

    AWESOME! I love both the lamp and frame! Really hoping a I win. Thanks for the chance, Anne.

  • Samantha Miller

    Incredible styling, Anne! Wishing you all the best in Los Angeles.

  • Erin Taylor

    Anne I love this!! These two pieces would be the perfect addition to my home! I need them

  • Regan

    I’ve always wanted to try this. Hopefully your post will be the inspiration I need to get me going! Also, please enter me for that give away! Dying over that lamp!

  • Jonathan David

    If you pick me for the drawing, I’ll give you a really cool Christmas present.

  • Frances

    I love colorblocking in spaces like this, It can turn cluttered into serene in an instant! (or a weekend)

  • Dianna

    I love lamp!

  • steph schneider

    serious envy of that bookshelf – amazing piece! love the way you styled it too.

  • Annie

    Amazingg giveaway!! I love the styling you do immensely!

  • Kristen Westergaard

    I just moved into a new place , too. This kind of thing is super helpful.

  • Taylor

    That lamp is stunning! We are about to move to a new place and I cannot wait to decorate – love the colorblocking idea!

  • Aurora S

    I sure would love a little something new to spruce things up at home, and that lamp and frame would be just perfection!

  • Hannah B.

    I think my favorite must be the white block… soooo pretty!

  • Mary Frances

    what a fun giveaway!

  • Ashley Stephens

    Anne, I need that lamp in my life. And when I say need, I mean NEED. Like, I might die if I don’t win… And you wouldn’t want that, so pick me!!

  • Rebekah

    I love how you styled everything, I have my books separated by colors but haven’t thought to color block my tchotchkes as well!

  • Natalie

    I love this entire look. I get so daunted by my buffet table shelf, it is hard to come up with something cool. Your styling looks so beautiful and it fits perfectly in my loft apt!

  • Kimberly M

    Love these items & the styling! Thanks for the contest!

  • Tine G

    Love your vignettes, beautiful lamp and frame!
    Tine G

  • Ciera

    Oh my gosh, that lamp! Would love to win it!

  • kiki

    wow! such beautiful work, you’ve inspired me to tackle my own bookshelf…

  • Patti Borrelli @BeSoStyle

    So happy i found your blog {via emily henderson}… love connecting with other stylists. And of course LOVE your color-blocked book shelf styling. So fun!

  • Cindy Aiton

    I hope I’m not too late for the giveaway! I love the shelf, and those amazing prizes. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win.

  • My Latest Excuse

    Ooh! Can’t wait to try this on my ladder shelf! (P.S. I love lamp.)

  • kasey

    Oh gosh, gorgeous pieces, and a great project. Want! :)

  • Liz M-N

    I have a shelf in the guest room that needs some styling! love it!

  • Hillary

    I am going to be moving soon and this has given me some great ideas. My parents have been lovely enough to put up with me moving in and out for the past few years and hopefully this will be the last time. I want to nest and put my stamp on a place for me to call home!

  • Melanie

    Beautiful lamp and beautiful styling! Thank you for a chance!

  • Melissa de la Fuente

    What?! Now, come on! That lamp is to die. and the frame is gorg. I don’t blame you for a’blurtin ONE bit! :)