Im going to take a quick break from the Q&A for today to share some photos I snapped this weekend. We had some guests over (one of which I'll be sharing more about later this month) so I had an urge to do a little bit of sprucing.
Since I haven't been happy with how it looked, I changed up the bookcase. Remember how I was struggling with it last year?
I feel much happier with it now. Not perfect but better. It would look better if I didn't own any mismatched books or didn't have to store a mishmash of stuff on the right - but I do live here so I wasn't about to make it completely impractical.
It was a pretty quick fix - I added a couple of larger pieces, pulled out some of the smaller and left some empty space between the vignettes.
And yes, I do have a monkey vase. My brother got it for me for Christmas after I spotted it on Apartment 412.
Edited to add sources: Graham & Brown Wallpaper, Cotswald, Paint Color on Bookcases is Benjamin Moore Lacquer in Silver Fox, Monkey Vase from Home Decorators.