Quick Design Tip: Removing Book Jackets

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I’m not sure if this will be the most obvious tip in the world or something that some people never thought of, but I wanted to share one of my favorite quick design tips today. Here it is: peek under book jackets! Often the cover and spine are different from the book jacket, and sometimes they’re really pretty or creative. Here are a few of my favorite examples:

Removing Book Jackets:

Book Jackets featured by top interior designer York Avenue

Kate Spade: Things We Love – an almost blindingly neon pink cover with gold lettering – love it!

Book Jackets featured by top interior designer York Avenue

The Gardens of Bunny Mellon – the prettiest garden image that wraps around the back and spine. What I wouldn’t give to be walking around that garden right now! (I’m over winter, if you couldn’t tell).

Book Jackets featured by top interior designer York Avenue

India Hicks: A Slice of England – India Hicks’ book has the loveliest, palest pink underneath the jacket.

Book Jackets featured by top interior designer York Avenue

Celerie Kemble: Black and White (And a Bit in Between) – a gorgeous, chic marble effect for Celerie Kemble’s classic coffee table book.

Hope this little tip was helpful for anyone looking to switch up the look of their bookshelf a bit!

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  1. Christina wrote:

    But what do you do with the dust jackets? Throw them or keep them?

    Published 9.24.19 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      I keep them just in case!

      Published 10.18.19 · Reply