Do you know Kelly from refresheddesigns? I’ve been reading her blog for a while now, and I’m always impressed by her spot-on styling, lovely pictures, and tips about how to create sustainable design.
Kelly is turning to us to help her resolve a waffle about a bookcase. A very stylish bookcase.
Maybe you recognize it. It’s a black/brown Ikea Billy bookshelf, but Kelly added a wallpaper backing to it as you can see in this close-up:
The bookcase is great as is, but Kelly is wondering if she can make it even better with some paint. She explains:
I want to keep the bookcase black outside, as it balances some other black that I have in the room, namely the large flat-screen TV. However, I wonder if it would be more interesting to paint the inside of the cubbies an off-white and make the wallpaper backing stand out more. I’m not sure if the cream and black would be too much of a contrast though. I’d love some opinions.
So what do you think? Should Kelly paint the inside of the cubbies off white — or leave them as is?
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