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Office Bookshelf Update

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Last month I started reading Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color by Moll Anderson and was inspired to declutter and update the look of my office bookshelves. This first phase wasn’t hard after seeing all of the inspiration in Moll’s book. Let me show you what I did.

First, I decluttered the shelves by taking everything off. Then I dusted and wiped the surfaces.

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I painted this inexpensive bookshelf white last year so I didn’t have to do that. I have been using this bookshelf as a catch-all for my photo props, but I want it to be more than just storage. My goal is to create a functional storage space and add colorful decor that inspires me. By the end of this project, I want these shelves to have fun pink “Pops of color” so I can get excited everytime I look at it. 

I knew pink would be the first color I’d add to my home after reading Moll’s book. In her book, she walked me through thirteen color lessons and helped me figure out which colors inspire me the most. My color happens to be pink.

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Pink is my happy color. When I see it, my mood brightens and I feel a sense of fairy tale euphoria come over me. Most of my favorite candies and fairytales from childhood included the color pink and even as an adult, the same happy feelings arise when I see pink.

We’ll I’m not going to decorate my entire office in pink tulle and bubble gum, but Moll’s book showed me some practical ways to bring my favorite color into this space. 

This area on the wall directly behind my bookshelf is what you see in my videos. The white bookshelf contrasts with the current wall color and the white shelves work as a blank canvas for me to add storage and introduce varying shades of pink to this space.

After clearing the shelves, I gathered some pink items I thought would look good in my office. This is my first attempt at decorating with such a bold color so don’t laugh. I tried to make the space fun, but not childish. That can be hard using the color pink, but for my first try, I think I did pretty good. 

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I’m super excited about the small decor changes I’m making throughout my home as a result of reading and working through Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color: What’s Your Color Story.

My first project since reading Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color: What’s Your Color Story  was this office shelf makeover, but it won’t be the last. Once I finish another project inspired but the book I’ll post before and after pictures.

Who is Moll Anderson?

Moll is an inspirational interior designer and life stylist, who like me is a woman of many trades. She’s an author, radio host, philanthropist, and advocate for women and children. 

She wrote Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color: What’s Your Color Story, to help people make the connection between color and your overall mood. In her guided journal style book, she will help you figure out your connection to colors and how each of them makes you feel. 

Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color: What’s Your Color Story, is available in Target stores and can be purchased at, B&N, Books-A-Million or anywhere books are sold online.

Moll Anderson online 

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25 thoughts on “Office Bookshelf Update

  1. I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to understand. Unlike other blogs I have read which are really not that good.Thanks alot!

  2. I like it, I am going to save this so I can purchase at a later date. Love the colors, so vibrant

  3. I will be working on our bedroom this summer. It needs a new paint.

  4. It's amazing what a little bit of color can do to change the temperature of room. The pieces you added to your shelf are different yet cohesive. I'll have to check out the book for some inspiration for sure!

  5. Wow your book shelf looks amazing! It's wonderful what a little color could add to your space! Great read 🙂

  6. Love the book shelf space!! I really like the white shelving with all the pops of color. Lots of inspiration here, great post!!

  7. Oh, how I love my pink! I also love all the white space you have going on.

  8. Wow! I love the transformation. I guess I have to read that book too to get some inspiration from it.

  9. Wow, this brings such inspiration for a journey of decluttering I'm on myself. I'll definitely check out this book.

  10. I love the pink pops of color – I think I am a pink person too! I will definitely check out the book – great post!

  11. What an awesome transformation! Makes such a difference when you use the colours and styles that you love. Totally worth the effort 🙂

  12. It's funny that a long time ago Pink used to be my favorite color. I am not sure I would use it that much but it does look good as accents in certain places.

  13. It truly is amazing how those little pops of pink added so much life! #client

  14. I absolutely love the updates you did. Just the right amount of color pop – I must check out this book!

  15. I love the look you got with just small changes! This looks like such a great book and I need to get a copy of it.

  16. I'm still working on declutter for my home. When I'm done with that I want to decorate.

  17. Oh I need to pick this up! this sounds just what I need to make a few changes around here.

  18. Ahhh can you come over and decorate my bookshelf?! It's become a bit of a storing place for us where things go to collect dust. Eek. Maybe that'll be my project this weekend!

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