Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Decision Time!

via Traditional Home

via Domino Magazine

via Desire to Inspire

via Johnathon Addler

I never questioned that when I finally got my built in book cases that they would be white. There are so many gorgeous examples in the white (which I have posted on of course) but after seeing all these gorgeous black ones I'm really questioning my decision. I particularly like the examples of picture 1 and 2 with the wall sconce lights on the front - adorable. I will probably still go white but until the paint is bought I can always change my mind - its my perogative after all. Tracey xx


vicki archer said...

The black does look fantastic and makes much more of a statement than white - good luck choosing, xv.

Anna Spiro said...

Oh, I know how you must be torn!! So beautiful either way!

Lee said...

What a decision to have to make! These black bookshelves look absolutely delicious. And those sconces are unbelievable (bet we can't get them here in Australia!?!).

viera said...

Tracey, they look fantastic! Hard decision. Black is so elegant and in!
Good Luck

Millie said...

Oh dear gorgeous girls, I'm going to put my hand up & go against the tide here. I'd go with the white & you know what, I don't know why! That's why I'd fail Basic Interior Design 101 miserably.
Millie ^_^

Tina said...

that is a hard decision indeed! i love both white & black shelves, all depending on the room i suppose, make sure you share some photos of the new shelves when it's done! ;)

Anonymous said...

I have seen the top picture before and agree with you - it's so lovely with the black bookcase and the lamps in red! Good luck with your decision! I have also been inspired by white bookcases on my blog which you are very welcome to visit!

Best Wishes

gina said...

It's a hard decision but you can do it. They look great in all colors just depends on your setting.

compulsively compiled said...

The best part about a decision like this is, you can't go wrong. No matter which you choose, you're not going to look at your shelving and wish you had gone the other way. You are going to look at your shelving and LOVE it!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Do you have a lot of natural light coming in? I guess that would influence my decision.

We are contemplating doing built-in's in what we call our library/dining room. Now I need to go find your white inspiration pics!

Sharnel said...

Oh the black is so dramatic and stunning. I'm leaning towards the black.

lily-g said...

I love both but black would be stunning, okay I'm going for black!!!

AlwaysMe said...

White is a classic, but I went with Charleston green. It looks black from a distance, but is a bit softer. I've gotten quite a few compliments on them - or rather for my husband's skill in building them from my design.