" Photo Courtesy of Simon & SchusterErin Gates is an interior designer, blogger, and curator of all things stylish. She began her blog, Elements of Style, in 2007 and formed her own design company, Erin Gates Design, shortly thereafter. Her work and writing have been featured in publications such as O, The Oprah Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, and Better Homes and Gardens. She and her husband live in Boston. Her first book from sister company Simon & Schuster, Elements of Style: Designing A Home & A Life, is now available wherever books are sold. As an interior designer, one of the things that clients ask me to perform most often is organizing, decorating, and accessorizing their home bookshelves. People seem to be intimidated by the prospect of making these spaces look neat and interesting. When styling a multitude of homes for my book Elements of Style: Designing A Home & A Life, I found myself utilizing a series of “rules” when it came to working on the bookshelves. Here are five essential tips:
Photo Credit: ThinkstockStart With A Clean Slate
In order to do this properly, pull out everything from your shelves, wipe them down, and start from the ground up "
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Erin Gates is an interior designer, blogger, and curator of all things stylish. She began her blog, Elements of Style, in 2007 and formed her own design company, Erin Gates Design, shortly thereafter. Her work and writing have been featured in publications ...Read more
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