I['m pretty sure most of you don't have a hundred fabric books lying around creating piles of clutter like we do in our house but being a designer means they are tools of the trade. I like to call it an occupational hazard but the truth is that I love to pore through the books drooling over all the gorgeous fabrics. The downside is they are big and unruly and take up a LOT of room.
I was keeping all the books in a bookcase but it too difficult to see what I had and decided that I needed a new solution. A portable wardrobe with some S rings created an amazing solution to my problem. I'm organized and blissfully happy now.
Each fabric manufacturer has it's own rack.
This is the wardrobe I used but it was too wobbly and unstable at this height. There are 2 metal bars that click together to create the vertical height. I eliminated one of them and now it sits only 3' from the ground and won't tip over from the weight. Organized AND smart!!
There's a shelf on the bottom for storing some of the small, lesser used books.
There's a good chance that all my talk of being an organizing superstar will be lost when I show you this photo but truly, this is what would previously happen when I would start to pull out books to look for a particular colour or pattern.
Piles of ugly mess and a random label maker.