The Popular Bookshelf Trend That’s Gone Too Far – Arati Menon

I don’t know how I got there, but one minute I was looking for a seagrass laundry basket, and the next minute I was staring at color-coded book sets wrapped in jute twine. Cool cool, I thought… until I looked again, and realized that this was no bookstore, and these were less about the books, more about… bundles of “cohesive decor.” There was something for every kind of decor, too: Spanish moss (cottagecore!), inky black (moody vibes?), driftwood (midcentury)… even “paper and string”, aka, exposed with spines missing (aimed at the antique lover?).

Books as color-coded decor? Wait, when did that…become a thing?


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