“We worked with a few of our client’s existing accessories, adding items that would accentuate and balance the pieces they already owned,” Michelle Mio, of Rariden Schumacher Mio & Co., says about this home office. “We decided on a monochromatic color palette so that no single item would stand out as being more important than the others.” Michelle offers these tips about styling shelves:
- Create interesting collections that incorporate the balance of shape, scale, and color.
- Don’t forget that stacking books horizontally, especially large coffee-table books, fill up space and create visual interest.
- In the end, “You do you!” Find your own style with items that are meaningful to you.
Michelle also adds a few cautionary notes about styling shelves. “Accessories can seem ‘hodgepodged’ together with no thought of how they work together as a whole. Also, there is such a thing as ‘over-accessorizing.’ Using too many items will seem messy and cluttered.”