I keep running across photos of rooms that have these beautiful bookshelves. Some of them mix books with decorative objects and artwork but some of them just have books and they're equally as beautiful. They create a great texture in these rooms. I've never been to anyone's house that has bookshelves that look this nice so I guess there's some secret I haven't figured out yet.
This seaside cottage probably uses the same marine paint on the floor that I used as the inspiration for my master bedroom floor.
I love this one above that has the little central shrine.
I don't really collect books but these images make me want to.
Sources: 1,2,3,5: Martha 4:Domino