Decorating with Books and Prints is a success!

Posted on: November 14th, 2011by wilsonkelsey 15 Comments

Well, Wilson Kelsey Design represented itself very well in Boston on Saturday at the Boston International Anitquarian Book and Print Fair. Sally’s presentation on Decorating with Books and Prints was a big success, with about 50 people attending her talk. She had over 175 images which she went through in about 40 minutes. Whew!!! The show producer took a video of her talk, which we are hoping we can get a copy of. I thought it would be fun to share some of the images that drew oh’s and ah’s from the attendees.


Lovely composition by Linda Chase Associates 


Beautiful Library from LeFevre Interiors.


The audience LOVED this fire place done by LeFevre Interiors.


Fire place mantels can be such focal points, as in this beautiful example done by Providence Ltd. Design.


I overhead one couple whisper to each other, “I never would have thought of hanging something in front of my book case shelves.”  as shown by Giannetti Home.


Sometimes, it was the simplicity that impressed. Image by LeFevre Interiors.


Fantastic if you can’t sleep at night! Image source unknown.


Beautiful built ins. Sally has always wanted a step ladder for her library… Image:  “Books Make A Home” by Damian Thompson, Publisher: Tyland Peters & Small Ltd.


 After the presentation, we walked down the hall to the show where we met and made several new contacts and friends.

Sally with Maryke Muller of Frederik Muller Rare Books, Holland. Their maps were exquisite!


Sally with Mignon Smith and Robert Seymor of Colebrook Book Barn, Connecticut.


Sally in the  Boston Rare Maps booth.

We arrived back home around dinner time, tired and quite happy with how the day went.

Sally would love to be able to give the talk again. Hint, hint, hint…

Another busy week is upon us. I wonder what adventures it will bring…


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15 Responses

  1. Congratulations on you the success of your presentation..
    you have selected some of the best images in the blogsphere..!! I would love to have attended the talk by Sally as I would want to see the rest of the images in her presentation….you and Sally have a well refined sense of style and it comes through in your designs and those of others that you share…

    • wilsonkelsey says:


      There’s always You Tube, if we can get our hands on that video… Short of that, Sally is planning to do several posts.

      You should have seen her working on the presentation – up til o’dark thirty the night before. She only knows how to do things one way – the very best. My sense is you operate like that, too.


  2. Greet says:

    I am proud!!

  3. Not surpring that it was a big success! I agree with Maureen – you both have such refined, beautiful taste and these images are excellent choices by some very talented people! Beautiful…looking forward to seeing more…

  4. Chris says:

    Try doing this with a Kindle. I love books!!!

  5. Lynda says:

    Looks like a wonderful presentation! Please let us know if Sally gives it again.

  6. Oh how I would have loved to see the entire presentation. It would be great for Sally to do this again in as many venues as she can. The research part is behind her and lot’s of different folks could benefit. These are indeed lovely images and I’m so humbled and proud to be included. Have a great day. Mona

    • Sally says:

      Mona, you were great to send in some images, and I loved them. They came in Friday afternoon as I was finishing up the presentation and I quickly selected two to include. No problem, and you gave the crowd some OOHS and AAHS. Thank you for contributing! Sally

  7. Congratulations to Sally! What an honor.


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