I was browsing a favorite blog the other day and came across this space by Camille Price. When I saw how she decorated her mantel with red books I knew this is how I wanted my mantel to look for the holidays.
here's a photo of Price's mantel; I love the sort of messy, overstuffed but balanced look.
and her living room
and here's what I did with mine;
and my living room
the rest of my antique books
first two photos via isuwannee