Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Home Library

Hello, lovely readers, Dennice of Fringe here once again…Welcome to this month’s décor feature, I’m so glad you stopped by. I would like to thank the beautiful Nicole for allowing me to do these monthly installments. I enjoy them so much.

Today’s focus is on the home library. A room I dream about one day having. I would love to have an entire room dedicated to my love of books. Complete with floor to ceiling shelves, a rolling ladder, a long worn table with reading lamps set one after the other among stacks of books, a large comfy chair, fireplace, large windows…the list goes on. Believe me; I have a vision of my perfect library. If I had that perfect library, I probably would be hard-pressed to get any work done!



We all can have a home library, you know. Even if it’s a shelf snuggled into one corner with a chair, side table and reading lamp, wedged under an open staircase, or included in a room used for more than one purpose such as a dining room, or even nestled in a hallway. It’s an achievable goal for all of us. That makes me happy to think about…every home with its own little reading sanctuary….








I found the above wonderful examples of home libraries whilst browsing the web (Click each photo for the source and more inspiration). They are different in style, but all achieve the same end result. I hope they inspire you. Perhaps you’re like me with books here and there in many rooms, a bookcase here, a stack there, but you wish for them to all be together in a designated area. You may feel there’s no one good spot for all of them together. I believe if one takes the time to really look at one’s space, the exactly right area will come to light for the ideal home library. It may require some furniture moving or rethinking a space, but that’s half the fun of it.


This photo of author Neil Gaiman’s library is one of my all-time favorites.

Thank you so much for visiting. I truly hope this post inspired you, and I’ll see you next month!

Happy reading…. xo Dennice

15 comments:

Andromache said...

It would be lovely to have any of these! the rolling ladder makes me think of beauty and the beast :)

Kristen said...

I agree! I have always wanted my own library but sadly I live in a small apt... Some day

teedle. said...

My dream home would have a library. Even if it was small, to be surrounded by books would be magical.

Fringe said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, lovely ladies!

Even the smallest little library in a cozy corner would be heavenly...

Good Girls Studio said...

Makes me miss the huge library in NY when I used to live there...the smell of old musty books & leather...happiness :)

Monica said...

Absolutely divine! One of my favorite places to visit is old used book stores...one day I'll have one of my own!

Fringe said...

Thank you for the sweet comments, darling dears! I agree, the smell and all around atmosphere of libraries and old book stores is pure joy.

The Magpie's Daughter said...

Beautiful books. As a Librarian I approve heartliy! ;)

Terri said...

Beautiful inspiration! I would love a home library.

kyndell walsh said...

i love the idea of a home library. books provide so much inspiration & comfort. this is a great post!!

Fringe said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you all for your kind comments! I'm so happy you enjoyed this post...

And here's to all the lovely Librarians out there...xo

hometown girl said...

these are gorgeous, a room just for reading/books would be wonderful. i LOVE the one in the hallway with the bench seats super use of space! great article!! xo suz

24 Corners said...

Love the idea of a library...my split personality loved the hall image and also the one with the black shelving and table, I suppose that means I must have both! ;)

Fabulous post D...as usual! Perfect for fall preparations of coziness. xo J~

home décor pillows said...

Those are very nice bookshelves. Really complements the house design well. I love it!

Fringe said...

I'm so glad you like the photos and find them inspiring, beautiful ladies! Thank you so so much for your fabulous comments!

You make me smile...xo