Saturday, February 27, 2010

Home Libraries

I believe one can never have too many books! But where to put them if you don't have a library in your home?
Eventually your bookshelves will overflow and decisions must be made to give away or donate your books--only to make room for new ones!

Someday, I would love to have a library in my home. A whole room dedicated to just books and reading like the room above.

Or like this room of floor to ceiling bookshelves.

Or this room. It speaks to me because of the alabaster lamp, the oil paintings, comfy reading chair and of course, books.
Three above photos from Country Living

This library is a bit grand and over the top, but I can dream can't I?

This is the large library bookshelf in our living room with some of my vintage and classic books. It's used more as a display piece instead of a functional library piece.

We have this built in book shelf in the family room also.

But wouldn't it be wonderful to have a room just lined with books? Even a dining room could multi-task as a library. . .

. . .Like this one.

Or this one that also multi-tasks as a wine cellar!

Or this one!
Maybe in my next house I will have a library or even a dining room/library.

In the meantime, I'm working on a tiny room upstairs; reappointing it from an office to a "reading room." It isn't quite finished yet, and it isn't technically a library. But it will be a room dedicated to reading - for one person! Stay tuned for more on this later.....


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