Our basement - which serves as our family room flooded back in April and ruined
all my bookcases. I had to load most of my books (hundreds!) in plastic storage
bins and store them in the basement. Granted, I have a lot of other books upstairs
in every room but the bathroom...and you will notice books piled on just about
every available surface in the following photos, but still. I miss my library!
The blank wall space to the left is where the new bookcases will go.
I've been wanting the Billy bookcases from IKEA. But even bookcases from
IKEA add up, money-wise. We just haven't been able to swing it. Until now.
We got a VISA gift card in the mail from AT&T. Long story, but it had to do with
cable issues. And since we were long-time customers with good credit, they
sent us a present - which is going to help buy my bookcases!
Now here's where I need your help. As you'll notice, the basement has white
wainscoting, an off-white couch, rug, and coffee table top, but all the accessories,
chairs, and tables are black. So what do you think would look best - black
bookcases or white? Brian thinks black - but I think with all the other black
furniture, that it might look Halloween-ish with the orange walls! On the other hand,
there's no white furniture down here. So would the white bookcases "go"?
Black? Or white?
(Source: Billy bookcases)