Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What My Home Library Would Look Like...

via Elle Decor

I love this space seen a while back in ElleDECOR. I hate that I can't find the exact link to it!

I'm a sucker for a gallery wall, but this vignette may be a little too vintage for me, though. I would have mixed in some modern art.

I think I'd do another color on the walls for contrast... maybe raspberry... or plum...

I love the floors. Rustic floors are right up my alley. I'd add a vintage kilim in browns and pinks... Or maybe a leopard print rug...

Although this furniture is great, I would have a large table in the middle of the room with a mix of different, but equally beautiful chairs. To be used for meetings or small conferences with my future design team... And a Chesterfield sofa... with Porter chairs...

Two walls would have floor to ceiling bookshelfs with built-in, sliding ladders, of course. There will be old and new, beautiful books, fabrics, client baskets, paint samples, cute trinkets... I'd fit my vintage drafting table in here, too...

Oh, to dream!!

Ever dreamed of your own home library or have one already? What would/does it look like? Drop a comment and let me know!

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  1. Decorating a room with books never gets old. It provides warmth and character to the space instantly drawing you in. Relaxing among books somehow warms our souls as we surround ourselves with longtime friends and curious adventures. Design the shelving to reflect the style and integrity of the home and have them fastened together and scribed to the wall for greater strength.

  2. Warm. If you are a voracious reader with a book collection to prove it - then it's time to create a retreat within your home where you can "unplug" from the daily grind - and decompress and relax among your favorite books. And what better place to do this than in a home library. :)

  3. I've always wanted my own library. I too am a sucker for a gallery wall. My dream library has tall shelves with a rolling ladder to go between, a la Beauty and the Beast.

    1. Oh yes, Becca! This look is soooo "Beauty and the Beast"!! Great reference!


  4. What a lovely space. For me, a bit cluttered. My space would be minimalistic and white - or very pale. The kids wouldn't be allowed.

    color would just be in the accent pieces, the pillows on the couch ,etc. It would be very white and very clean.

    Everything would also be minimalistic and downplayed. I would do bamboo floors, a very nice but plain desk. Very understaded but very very nice wood.

    The shelves would be built into the wall - floor to ceiling.

    Thanks for helping me dream!

    I subscribed to all of your social media. I would be glad to get home decor tips in my email. That would be lovely!

    1. Thank you, Lisa, for sharing what your dream home library would look like! You gave such a perfect description of what you want it to look like that I can actually picture it in my head. Be sure to let me know when you're ready to turn that dream into a reality, I want to help you design it! :)

      Thanks for subsribing to my social media! I'm headed over to do the same for you so we can keep in touch.