Design by Shawn Henderson
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I really am a colour-coder. Since my first pack of Crayolas I’ve needed to organize the colours: brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black. I even have to put Little M’s Ikea dishes in rainbow order in the drawer (despite the general chaos of the rest of the drawer). But I’ve resisted colour-coding my books for a long time now. Really, how practical is that? In my logical opinion they should be organized alphabetically within topics. However you can’t argue with pretty:
Another factor is that I simply don’t have that many books - would the colour spectrum really show up with less books? But I thought I’d give it a try using colour groupings:
I also wanted to include some non-book items and include plenty of white to keep the corner from appearing too dark. And I like it!
A very different look from the inspiration photos, yet it was the colour coding that achieved the more cohesive look. Since it’s really only my design, architecture and crafting books this works for me and my highly visual brain.
I tried the same thing, however, with a group of Sean’s and my books. We’ll see how his accountant brain handles it. :)
Though really, he’ll probably just ask me to find his book anyways…