I put together FIVE Billy bookshelves and unloaded 20+ boxes of books this weekend. They take up an entire long wall in our bedroom. It literally took me two days! I'm obviously no prop stylist, but I am PROUD.
I didn't realize that the back of the bookshelves are folded in order to fit into the boxes, so they have 3 perforations running down the back. They looked cheap (they were cheap). Luckily Bryn's idea to cover the back in burlap saved my bacon. I like the depth and texture-- it's subtle and definitely worth $2.66 per yard.
The rest of the room looks pretty much the same as our old place. I still heart my Nympheus pillows so much.