20.7.10

The Home Library

I have been re-watching seasons of Gilmore Girls - man, I love that show.  And I was reminded of the wonderful corner library at the Dragonfly Inn.  

Although a separate room for a library would be ideal, we don't all live in mansions. I love how this library is just a corner of a larger room, with a bunch of book cases and a couple of comfy chairs.  I also love the chicken wire on the bottom cabinets - a great way camouflage a vast collection of paperbacks.

So if you have a lot of books and love the idea of a home library, check out some of these library corners.  I am definitely setting up a little reading/library nook.
 






I love libraries.  Having one in the house is such a luxury.  So even my future dwelling doesn't have a whole room I can dedicate to it, where there's a will, there's a way.

14 comments:

annelise said...

Oh, my! My heart seriously starts racing when I see home libraries! I love the one with the ladder, but it would need to be a full wall for me. My future home will have a library, even if I have to do without a lounge room. Or kitchen. Or laundry.

Holly said...

Every home needs a library! I love the pictures , it makes me want to build bookcases all over the house!

Kristie said...

Lovely photos of libraries. I'd love to have a library as well but I don't have that many books! More like lots of shelves for my magazines.

All Things Brooks - CBB said...

Oh how I loved Gilmore Girls. I loved every single set and the Inn was one of the best! I hope to have some sort of corner library myself.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

OH I want one too!!!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's for Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Style Attic said...

I grew up with a home library as my parents are extreme readers. It's a trend that should never go out of style!

Chloë said...

I LOVE Gilmore girls too!

And these libraries are GORGEOUS! Being married to a future attorney, it has already been made clear that we will have some sort of library area in our house. I love ones with the ladders...feels so Beauty & the Beast! :]

WhiteSockGirl aka The Fabulous Bitch said...

Double damn!!! I JUST LOVE YOUR HEADER!!! The coolest ever..

I love the sort of reading corner thing / vibe of the last picture. I can see myself totally get someone to do that in my house (yeah, GET SOMEONE TO DO IT,.. ME, I don't do those labor related thing).
But that chair just screams zero comfort,.. all just for superficial value. For reading, one needs a badass comfortable chair thing...

C'est La Vie said...

absofrickinloutly!

my biggest dream in life? the beauty and the beast castle library!

yes please!

Lourie said...

Like Belle in Beauty and the Beast! *sigh*

Rene W. said...

I just love a nice little reading nook! Would love to have my own vast library from floor to ceiling (and a nifty sliding ladder) but even just a small corner would be perfect. Thanks for subscribing to me - I'm looking forward to reading more :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Oh I love the idea of having a home library!

Christin@Pregnant with power tools said...

Visiting from LBS and I LOVE these library pics!!! Totally doable. I'm bookmarking this post!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

AHHH . . . books and a comfy chair. What a world!

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