The Pursuit of Style

The Pursuit of Style

The Pursuit of Style

Have you ever seen Jane Mount’s ideal bookshelf artwork? In her own words she paints “portraits of people through the spines of their favorite books: the ones that changed your life, that defined who you are, that you read again and again.” Don’t you love that?

I thought of her work as I was rearranging my shelves this weekend. I’m a complete book nerd and my shelves are overflowing, but these are a few of my favorites. It’s always a bonus when a book is as aesthetically inspiring as it is enjoyable to read.

So what would you include in your bookshelf portrait? Is there a book that changed your life, defines you, or that you read over and over again? Personally, I’m not sure I have a good answer to that question yet!

13 thoughts on “BITS & PIECES

  1. Ha! I better work on my bookshelves … my favorite one in our bedroom is a “collection” of books I picked up at the Nantucket Dump one Sunday afternoon so I could fill the space!! So … my personality seems to reflect a mish mash of other peoples personalities! xo

  2. What a lovely shelf/portrait. I think I will have to go and have a serious think about mine. Your books as mentioned are extremely aesthetically pleasing 😀

  3. I have a book shelf filled with objects and books that visually tell the story of who I am.
    I am not a reader. I fall asleep too easily but I enjoy Books on tape and I still make sure my bookshelf defines my style I will pin mine on Pinterest so you can see it.

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