A decorating trend and social media phenomenon, ‘the shelfie’ originally emerged in response to the clutter-clearing movement. What started as a label for beautiful bookshelves is now applied to artfully stylish arrangements of collectables, flowers, photos, crafting ephemera, perfume bottles – and of course books. And shelfies don’t just appear on shelves, but also on desks, worktops and fireplaces.
De-cluttering, and then curating our favourite possessions stylishly, is a great way to bring personality into the home and workspace. In the first book on the shelfie, Martha Roberts shows you how to source, sort and arrange your belongings for every room in the house. Photography by Nick Pope, who took the photographs for At Home with Plants, also published by Mitchell Beazley.
‘While most of us are just beginning to get to grips with the selfie, the ‘shelfie’ movement has been gaining digital ground. The self-obsessed are becoming the ‘shelf-obsessed.’ – Talib Choudry, the Telegraph