Booklicious: Bookcase Wednesday

May 12, 2010

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I've noticed that brightly colored furniture is a pretty hot trend in home design right now. The colors tend to be rather unorthodox - I've seen a lot of neon and citrus shades, which put a rather quirky twist on an otherwise ordinary or even unfashionable piece of furniture. There's a Chicago-area Craigslist seller who posts gorgeous refinished items that I can't resist browsing, even when I'm not after anything.

This lime green bookcase is from the art deco collection by Atelier. They have some really stunning items in a whole range of colors (their dressers are amazing), but this was the only bookcase I saw in this style. Atelier doesn't list prices on its site (so start saving your pennies now), but creating your own could be a moderately easy DIY project if you found a piece of furniture and shade of paint you liked.

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Jules said... @ May 13, 2010 at 10:32 AM

I love this, and was actually planning to do something similar in my home in a mustard shade.

And, yes, I'm quirky.

Evangeline said... @ May 17, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Mustard is one of those colors that can look really sophisticated when it's done right. I love that you're planning to use it; let me know how it turns out! (And feel free to send me a photo - evangeline@bookliciousblog.com)

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