Shelf Styling and Painting

Now that we are losing our playroom in the renovation we will be relocating this space to what is currently my husbands study, it’s more of a leftover space where we have hand me down furniture, a small television, all his books (and some of mine… like The Twilight series, etc;) as well as his massive record collection that sits and collects dust and takes up A LOT of space.  One aspect of this room that I love is the wall of fantastic built-in shelves.  To spruce things up in this room before officially making it the playroom I’m thinking it needs a nice shelf re-styling as well as painting the back shelf wall to bring some color into the room (which is currently all white).   I love blue and since it will be a playroom for boys I think it’s a fitting color, so I’m trying to decide between something soft like a light blue or a more bold navy tone.

Here are some beautiful styled shelves with back wall paint that I’m inspired by:

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This is the image that initially inspired me.  A good friend from college had shelves put in to her Darien home recently and decided to brighten up the space with Benjamin Moore’s Summer Sun Pink.  I think she did a fantastic job and the room looks great!

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I’ve always loved Ali Wentworth’s home (I’ve always loved Ali Wentworth!) especially her living room and they way her shelves are styled so nicely.

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Above are two examples of shelves with navy back wall paint, I think the contrast of the navy really brings out the shelves and their contents.  It’s a nice way to add a dark color to a room without it being too overwhelming.

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I’m very much so drawn to these light blue colors, they are soft and inviting and I’ve always wanted a reason to paint something in farrow and balls light blue No. 22.

Not sure which way I will go here, need to put a few paint samples up in the room to see which looks best.  Will keep you posted!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!