Styling your Bookshelves

Bookcases and shelving can display more than just a personal library; well-styled bookcases and shelves add effortless style and interest to any room.  Seasonal decorations such as a vase of spring flowers bring life to a space by adding visual interest and texture.

Bookends help create space on a shelf and can be as beautiful and interesting as they are functional.  
Framed photos or artwork are an instant way to personalize your shelving. 


Create height and dimension by placing books in different directions. By adding pretty and personal items, shelving transforms from utilitarian to a beautiful display of your personality.


SARAH BARNARD is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), is certified by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and is recognized by the International Institute for Bau-Biologie & Ecology as a Building Biology Practitioner (BBP) and by the United States Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). She serves on the Santa Monica Conservancy’s board of directors and specializes in green interior design and historic preservation.

Sarah Barnard Design undertakes residential interior design projects, commercial spaces and even single rooms. She can help you with space planning, color counseling, kitchen and bath remodeling, historic preservation, and all aspects of green design and healthy living: organic, non-toxic, sustainable and fair trade materials, energy and resource conservation, air and water purification, natural furnishings and fabrics and much more!