*Chandler voice*: OMG, could she BE any more Gwyneth-y?
Page Six is reporting today that GOOP doyenne Gwyneth Paltrow once hired a personal book curator, professional bibliophile Thatcher Wine (because what else would a professional bibliophile be named?), to “expand her book collection and design a dream library for her home.”
“Gwyneth remodeled her LA home a few years ago and when she moved in she realized she needed about five or six hundred more books to complete the shelves,” Wine told Town&Country. “I looked at books she already owned, which focused on fashion, art, culture, photography, and architecture, as well as books that her kids liked. We expanded on those topics, and for the kids, we included a selection of classics that we thought they might like as they got older.”
He went on to say that each book was “hand-picked to fit the energy of the room.”
“In the family room we integrated the books into her existing collection so that it felt very light, inviting, and easy to grab off the shelves,” he said. “In the dining room, we stuck to a more rigid color palette of black, white, and gray since it was less of a space where one might hang out and read.”
As someone who once worked in a Beverly Hills bookstore where it was not uncommon for people to come in and ask for “60 feet of blue books” to go with their decor – I can say this is one of my top ten pet peeves in life. STOCK YOUR BOOKSHELVES WITH BOOKS YOU’VE READ PEOPLE, NOT BOOKS YOU THINK WILL GO WITH YOUR CHAGALL. *bangs head on cubical wall*
And don’t even get me started on the trend to organize with the book spine inwards.…. I hate the idiots who do that with a BURNING HOT PASSION, YOU WILL ROT IN HELL, ALL OF YOU!
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