(from left to right) Michael Aram bookends ($295 for two at Nuvo, nuvodallas.com); copper bookends ($375 for two at William-Christopher Design, w-cdesign.com); horn bookends ($1,200 each at Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com); snake bookends ($295 for two at Barneys New York, barneys.com); crystal ball bookends ($99 for two at Restoration Hardware, restorationhardware.com); Fornasetti Civetta bookends ($268 for two at Barneys New York); antique books ($100 to $1,500 each at The Mews, themews.net).

Styled by Jimmie Henslee