Style-A-Stack: Books in Your Home

Books—new or old—can add a spark to your space
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All photos courtesy of Helen Banzet Wallace

Dress up a bedside table, customize your bookshelf, or style a stack for daydreaming and bucket lists. Yes, I’m talking about books.  

A recent move for my family was to unearth a treasure trove of books that have been in hiding for the last decade or more, reminding me of my love of a great stack of books. I rediscovered classics by John Steinbeck, books on architecture and design, recipe collections for the kitchen, beautiful coffee-table books and more.  

Any true lover of fashion knows style extends beyond a closetful of dresses, boots, scarves and jewels. I know I’m not alone when I say I enjoy surrounding myself with meaningful treasures in my home, and this includes a large collection of books.  


Read All About It

The essence of fashion is infused in everything we love — art, music, culture, food and travel. These worlds collide perfectly in an explosion for the senses. Authors who have become fashion icons captivate readers, not only with their words and stories, but with their individual sense of style.        

I hope you will be inspired to go buy a new book and style a stack — new or old — in your home. I encourage you to support local bookstores, like Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, The Regulator Bookshop in Durham and McIntyre’s Books in Pittsboro’s Fearrington Village. Reader’s Corner in Raleigh is a great shop to check out if you want to hunt for used treasures in print. 


Coming in our September issue:
Business casual styles for working moms.


Helen Banzet Wallace is a freelance writer, fashion blogger and mom. Her work has appeared in local and regional publications.


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