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Colour-Coordinated Books

Forget the Dewey Decimal system — organize books by hue for a tidy, uncluttered look.

Paint a built-in bookshelf to create a focal point. Here a soft green shade suits the cottage feel in this hallway. A deep red rug picks up on the books above. Closed lower cabinetry hides away other objects.

See more inspirational libraries in this photo gallery.

  • Photographer: Ted Yarwood
  • Source: House & Home July 2010 issue
  • Products: Shelves, Scott Cartmel; stone flooring, Town & Country Decorating Centre; shelf colour, Silver Sage (2506.0020), Restoration Hardware.

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