Impartial Winter Library – Liz Marie Weblog


After Christmas, I used to be CRAVING simplicity & I couldn’t wait to take the Christmas decor down particularly right here within the library. I used to be able to take every little thing off the cabinets an hour after our final Christmas occasion was over & that’s about what occurred. I used to be craving impartial simplicity & this Library right here on White Cottage Farm is now simply that. Impartial, cozy, & simplified. At the least for my eclectic style. I understand for some the variety of books & equipment is perhaps so much for some, however for me, it’s excellent for a impartial winter library look that I used to be excited to share with you at present right here on the weblog…

Final yr I began to gather impartial books as we went out & about thrifting and antiquing. I had a seem like this in thoughts however knew it might take some time so I additionally bought some on-line to get the ball rolling slightly faster too. I’ve a DIY coming with wrapping books to get the same look so keep tuned for that right here on the weblog as effectively! You might obtain this look with a number of shade books, all inexperienced books, blue books, or extra. I in fact selected neutrals for this impartial winter library. From tans to whites & each impartial shade in between. I like the look it gave on these painted bookshelves of ours.

Talking of painted e-book cabinets, I had painted these bookshelves proper earlier than Christmas together with the trim within the room. I didn’t share it as we have been approaching Christmas as a result of it wasn’t precisely “Christmas decor” which now I’m seeing was foolish, but it surely was additionally as a result of I wasn’t certain of the colour as effectively, but it surely’s grown on me! It’s an ideal darker mushroom shade & the most effective half? it was a customized shade I made based mostly on an vintage that I like. The vintage? My favourite mora clock that’s in our entrance front room…

The colour was grabbed from this mora clock proper right here from my pals over at white & pale. I introduced the door of the clock in to the paint retailer to have them shade match it & the colour formulation I share beneath is what we got here up with.

& I wouldn’t be a superb buddy if I didn’t provide the formulation so you can also make this tradition shade your self! So right here I’m being a superb buddy and sharing this shade with you so you possibly can pattern it & see how it might look in your house:

The Paint Colour

BASE: 1720
Customized Colour Match


I like creating customized colours based mostly off of issues I like like antiques & inspiration from nature. I really feel like this can be a nice strategy to make your house really feel really yours & really particular! However in fact like I stated, I couldn’t maintain this to myself. I like how this room got here out with just a bit paint on the cabinets & trim. It added plenty of cozy texture & dimension to the area & introduced extra life to this awkward room that connects the entrance of the home to the kitchen. It’s a hallway that has all the time been exhausting to fashion, however within the yr 2022 we hope to make huge modifications on this a part of the home that make this room much less of a hallway room & extra right into a hallway & a separate room all collectively. Extra on that later, can’t wait to share!

The E book Assortment

The paint stole the present, however the e-book assortment is a detailed second. I gathered up some books from across the web if you wish to store on-line to create your individual look impressed by this, however I do have a pair suggestions for when you find yourself out thrifting and antiquing to start out your individual e-book assortment as effectively:

    Verify native thrift shops & vintage shops usually for inexpensive books as these locations are up to date every day with new product & they usually have used books to dig via. Select a shade pallet that you simply wish to use & resolve what vary of colours you wish to persist with. whether or not it’s blacks, grays, & silvers or shades of inexperienced or like me sticking to whites, tans, beige, & lotions. Verify beneath e-book jackets as a result of you could be shocked that the precise e-book cowl is the colour you’re on the lookout for & you possibly can recycle the sleeve. Yow will discover thrifted books for affordable & additionally get well them with craft paper or paper that matches your shade pallet. Verify with household & pals to see if they’ve any used books they now not need that suit your vibe. In case you discover an vintage e-book that has seen higher days you possibly can take away the duvet to disclose the deconstructed pages for a really vintage vibe.

Begin your individual e-book assortment by trying out some on-line choices beneath:

I hope a few of these suggestions helped at present & I hope getting a glimpse at our present cozy impartial winter library was inspiring in a roundabout way. We’ve been loving this area for thus many issues. I’ve liked working right here because it’s centrally situated & I can control all of the issues whereas I kind this put up out [please excuse all my errors as I was playing toy story with a two-year-old in between sentences]. However I actually am very excited to point out you the locations now we have for this area in 2022 as effectively. To see it in real-time don’t overlook to observe me on Fb and Instagram! Enjoyable issues coming to White Cottage Farm, however as all the time I hope that we all the time present you that it may be cozy within the in-between as effectively. THANK YOU for stopping by the weblog at present & each single day to see what we’re as much as!

xx Liz Marie