our bookshelves underwent quite a transformation in the past few months. mr. tribe switched offices and needed to bring all of his books home for a few months. we have a lot of bookshelf space built into our living room. i don't really like fussy shelf styling with numerous tchotchkes and pointless looking displays, so i wondered if shelves full of books alone would suit. well, it probably would if they were all art books, but normal books aren't quite so pretty. it just looked way too dark and closed in to me, so luckily mr. tribe's new office provides some space for his newly edited book collection. :) (we did bring a lot of books to half-price books to sell, but there are still a lot of books left.)
i try to keep stuff to a minimum in the rest of the room as well. we have a couch, two chairs, a rug, a stool, and a lamp. we don't have a tv. i took this opportunity to rearrange the furniture a bit to offer a fresh perspective (and unobstructed view of my masterpiece bookshelves). :) i love our ceiling fan and feel that it really helps us keep our air-conditioning working as little as possible in the summer months.
a little freshen up for a place where we spend a lot of time.