I love my picture shelf that I put up a few weeks ago (http://whitecottagechic.blogspot.ca/2012/02/picture-rail.html and I was wondering what a second one underneath it would look like.
I think it looks pretty good. It's a wall at the bottom of the stairs and beside a window so it's perfect for this.
I always admire rooms without a lot of "things" in them (every room in Rachel Ashwell's books) but that's not me. I am, as my Dad so aptly nicknamed me as a child - a packrat. I love things and these shelves are my attempt to corral some of my "stuff" that I am currently in love with.
This combination is working well for me.