Judging a book by its cover
I am extremely fond of my iPad. I use it mostly for email, Facebook, games and for reading several newspapers on line, including The New York Times and Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper.
My serious reading, however - and I am an avid reader - is still done the old-fashioned way, with a book.
In our house, there are books everywhere, contemporary novels, classics, art books and even several signed first editions.
As a designer, I also love the warm feeling books bring to a room, and I like to add bookcases to my designs.
But what is a designer to do when clients don’t own books or have gotten rid of most of their books and traded them for a Kindle?
Yes, Virginia, there is a solution: Decorative books! This is one time when books will be judged only for the covers.
For a traditional look, you can select wonderful leather-bound antique books. You can fill a vast library or just use a few as filler and mix them up with your existing volumes. These looks will add prestige and enhance your collection.
For a contemporary project, the new “Designer Parchment Collection” consists of actual English books covered in three designer parchment colors, natural, green and gray, with a wonderful gold, hand-made, marbled paper for the front and back.
The books are sold by the book, and not as books-by-the-foot or books-by-the-yard.
Just for the record, an average of ten books is needed to fill one linear foot of bookcase, and since the contents will always be a surprise, you may actually end up with something you enjoy reading.
For more information, write me at Claudia@cekdesign.com.