Slightly obsessed by book shelves these days since returning from the fabulous store Merci in Paris. I absolutely adore how shelves give immediate atmosphere to any space. Below is a detail of Johnson Hartigâs LA pad (huge fan) â he balances formal with playful (yay). Itâs the hardest decorating trick to achieve â stuffy or minimal rooms with no notes of unconventionality are extremely dull, donât excite the imagination and I have to say make me want to instantly leave! Its not hard this âbad boy way of decoratingâ â its just you have to think a little harder. Think bold, blingy and fabulous and you are half way there! Love love love the dogs, love the art hanging in the middle of the shelves its a little out off radar but that's what makes it so totally fabulous. Far more conservative and grown up is the fabulous image below of a fairly unobtrusive corridor which has been given an interesting embellishment. Itâs a little too grown up for me but I am very much inspired by the idea and am thinking of doing something very similar in my hallway. My images might be a little different â think of a painting of a 19th century gentleman given a pop art twist and proclaiming such fab wordsÂ âthou shall always keep thy perm in tip top conditionâ! But totally loving the idea of a gallery in a hallway or entryway â I want to linger, examine be taunted and inspired â and all of this is such a transient spaceâ genius!