Our mutual friend Paul used to be my lodger; he's good at order (I'm less good) and so while he lived with me he was the technician behind my colour-co-ordinated shelves. So Vinnie heard about the shelves and decided to give the idea a go too. Here's how it went...
"As you'll see," she says, "I took colour coordination to a whole new level, matching vases and random stones and artwork to the different book coloured sections. Utterly ridic, but oh so fun."
What's the most design-ridiculous thing you've done to your home?
My boyfriend saw a shop display that had books all facing the wrong way round – so you just see the pages end not the spine with the book name, and therefore can't find any books. He copied it. (He's a graphic designer. He liked the way the colour and texture looked.) What with my own occasional propensity for aesthetics-over-practicality, I do fear for the dignity of the house once he moves in... next week. I shall keep you posted with highlights.