Friday, November 19, 2010

At Home in a Book

Despite the amount of mindless television I admit to watching, I have always been a bookworm. And don't give me any supermarket fluff. Teenage vampires are out, too. I want a book I can get lost in.

I've shown you my bookshelves, but a true home library isn't feasible in a one-bedroom apartment. Is there anything more luxurious, though, than a room dedicated purely to reading?

I also have my books organized by color. It does not look nearly this good.
[via flickr]

I could sit in that window seat for days. 
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 I love how feminine this traditional design is. If Upstairs on the Square had a library, this would be it. 

The fireplace makes the room 
[via Vitsoe]

Dark wood screams library to me, and you know I love anything mid-century modern.
[via ArchDaily]

And finally... the library of the Kaiser himself.
[via the selby]


  1. Hey girl,

    Hope you're well... i had some of these booked marked too, they're fantastic inspiration!
    If you love bookcases, i'll have to remember which blog does 'Bookcase of the week' post every week! You'll love it!

    Glad you enjoyed the scarf post sweets. Have a good one this weekend!

  2. It's my dream to have a huge library at home!

  3. Marissa-wow I love image 2 and 5 the best. This is such amazing inspiration since I am trying to figure out what to do with all our books..problem is most are my husbands textbooks! I have to save these images! Hope you are having a great weekend.

  4. I like the idea of organizing by color. Someday, when I move out of this tiny apartment, someday:) Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. These are such gorgeous libraries!


  6. books and bookshelves have to be one of my favorite things ever!

  7. With a window seat and a well-stocked library like that leaving the house would be hard to do. Thanks so much for the tip on Blah blah becky. Will visit her blog.

  8. The Karl! I wonder if he's actually read those books. I love seeing books arranged by color- it's so dramatic.

  9. i love the first and second photo! i would love to have a library like that.

    Love, M

  10. Ever since I saw Beauty and the Beast when I was little I wanted a huge library!

    I tagged you in my "I love your blog" interview! Read it HERE! x

  11. "Thanks so much for the tip on Blah blah becky. Will visit her blog."

    p.s. I love you! ^_^

  12. Can I please have that room, the windows and all the stuff please? :-)
    Its incredible, good eye.
    xxx Emily

    PS- I am glad I found you, amazing taste. x

  13. yes, yes, yes, yes, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    love books. are we friends on goodreads???


  14. I love books and I think they make a great decoration too:) Aww..Im in love with the colour coded set:)
    Happy Tuesday

  15. wow! love this! thanks for the great ideas!

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  16. This is the third or fourth time I have looked at this post - so many good ideas! Gregor is determined to rearrange our books by color. Also, the Upstairs on the Square reference is spot on.

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