I’ve been wondering what to do with our chimney – that has been condemned from use as it is a very old one. Candles, flowers, wood logs, I pondered every option. Candles look great, but I constantly freak out about fire-hazard if they’re on and unattended, and if I use them just for the show, they quickly tend to take all the dust around. A pile of wood logs was also a good option, but bleaching every single log to avoid spider and other micro-bug eggs was not appealing to me either. Flowers maybe, then I thought, but I’m not fond of dried branches and can’t do fake flowers, and I prefer my fresh flower bouquets on the coffee table. And then it hit me… so many books, so little room… So I piled up some of my decor books inside the chimney to see the result. And voilà! I like the “disorganized” effect, since the rest of the living room is pretty sharp and uncluttered. I like the added color brought by the colorful book covers in this otherwise all white chimney and mantel area. Bref, I like it a lot. What do you think?