Accessorize your home library,
go beyond the basic bookshelf!
Since I wrote My Little Yellow Library, I have received numerous feedback from readers about how much they enjoyed it. So I decided to follow it through with something more about sprucing up your library with accessories beyond the basic bookshelf! Ready? Here goes!
One of the most versatile accessories you can find! There is an infinite number of designs if you know where to look for them. A pair of Rodin's "The Thinker" bookends like this one is available at Homebound Store in Glorietta 4.
|Rodin's "The Thinker" bookends available at Homebound, 3F Glorietta 4 |
I got this pair of Knight Chess Piece bookends at Furniture Village in Clark Field, Pampanga
Want to go creative? Check out these 13 Brilliant Bookend Ideas here
Twilight fan? These bookends are the perfect complement to complete your set.
Rugs and Carpets
Here's my sheepskin rug - everyone who has come over has gone gaga over it, from the young ones (my 2 year old nephew) to the the young once (my mom), haha!
|My husband got this from Our Home at SM Megamall during the mallwide sale :)|
Statues and Busts
These are a great way to express your personality and interests!
This Sherlock Holmes bust is one of my favorites. I got it from the Sherlock Holmes Museum in London. It's a bronze resin bust of the Consulting Detective wearing his Inverness Cape and Deerstalker Hat.
This bust of the renowned beauty Queen Nefertiti I got from the Mummy attraction of Universal Studios in Singapore. It looks heavy but its actually made from bronze-colored plastic resin.
Reminds me of all those beautiful oak libraries in movies! I think nothing defines a library better than a globe does. My globe (above photo) is a desktop vintage style which we got on sale at True Value for around Php 1,500.
|You can go for a desktop globe, in classic blue...|
(available at National Bookstore for Php 800)
|...or a floor globe, vintage style.|
Available at Rustan's Discovery Shop, Glorietta, Makati (but ridicuously pricey)
Maps and Posters
This is a painting of famous people in history. When we have guests I use it as a conversation starter and challenge them to identify as many as they can :-)
|Famous People that Shook the World|
by chinese Artists Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi, and Zhang An, 2006, oil on canvas
This metal plate poster of Sherlock Holmes I also got in London but can't remember whether it was also at the Sherlock Holmes Museum or in one of those street marketplaces.
For maps, you can get inexpensive ones at National Bookstore and Fully Booked. For a minimal fee you can bring it to a framing service. Nice!
Go for vintage....
...or classic blue!
National Geographic Store, Vivo City, Singapore
Throw Pillows and Blankets
A great way to splash your library with accent colors! They're comfy and make for great reading companions, too! I got mine from Regalong Pambahay in SM Megamall.
So there you have it! I would like this to be as comprehensive as possible so if you have any ideas please feel free to comment!