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Library Lusting.

Sometimes a room is sleek and clean and minimal. Other times, it’s bold and breathtaking and thought provoking. And then there are times when it’s so outlandishly ridiculous, that it becomes instantly amazing. This week’s space is that sort of room. The owner of this home obviously has a mountain of books, and perhaps minimal horizontal space in which to expand. So what do you do? Go up. This vertically dominant room soars to the heavens in a dangerously curious way. It’s design is peculiar, dangerous, but rather creative, and either way, the owner’s precious book collection remains intact and precariously accessible (by way of a twenty foot ladder). This is certainly a book lover’s room. Let the daydreams (or nightmares for those afraid of heights) commence.

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SnowPorn.

Some rooms just ooze class; whether it’s in the furnishings, the layout, the way the sun filters in during the afternoon, or the way the moonlight slips through at night. It’s so easy to recognize interior beauty when the exterior grandeur is on point, and this room exemplifies that premise. An incredible view, revealing magnificent snowy peaks, serves as a backdrop to a space replete with class, character, and charm. Bring on the whiskey, coffee, and whatever else you’ve got. Let the daydreams commence.

Light your fire, grab your coffee (or wine), snag your book…and cozy up to the warmth of this week’s great wintry space.

Library Lusting.

This week’s space conjures up a tropical vibe, and I’d say that it’s more than just the addition of the potted plant that contributes to that ambiance. It could be just me, but I’m reminded of a warm, sunlit terrace on a summer afternoon…surrounded by an ocean of books. It’s a great space, with a few clever parallels; the heavy, rustic elements play very well alongside the fragility of the books, and the sunlight adds a splash of color that gives life to the dense, cold stone. It’s a nice, tidy, quiet space to sit alone and collect the thoughts. This is indeed a book lover’s room…let the daydreams commence.

SnowPorn.

When it comes to SnowPorn, I don’t normally feature exteriors; however, this particular photo spoke to me. And what it said was pretty good. It spoke to me in the cold, craggy beauty of the rugged mountains lining the horizon. Who wouldn’t love that view, right? It spoke to me in the sparse, uncomplicated strength displayed in the solitary, minimal structure. It says so much with so little…and what it says shines. Let the daydreams commence.

Light your fire, grab your coffee (or wine), snag your book…and cozy up to the warmth of this week’s great wintry space.

Library Lusting.

There are home libraries…and then there are library homes.  This week’s space is by far among the greatest and most obvious examples of a book lover’s private paradise.  It would be accurate to state that the owner of this home loves to read, as the upper stories are dedicated to a quite sizable book collection.  With ample sunlight and a quiet, efficient, well provisioned little nook on the uppermost level, this does appear to be a space where one could kick back and read, or post up and get some work done.  In fact, the only true indicator that this is even a home is the kitchen table resting nearly on the first floor.  Let the daydreams commence

SnowPorn.

Some spaces are cheerful and bright, while others are brooding and reflective and moody.  This room has a lot on its mind, but you wouldn’t be able to tell with its clean, unobstructed lines and minimally structured aesthetic.  For a sparsely decorated room, there are just enough elements to provide an open, rustic tone, and just enough of the comfort notes to add a touch of warmth to hold the winter chill at bay.  Let the daydreams commence.

Light your fire, grab your coffee (or wine), snag your book…and cozy up to the warmth of this week’s great wintry space.

Library Lusting.

Certain rooms call for certain things, depending on differing tastes.  Some rooms liven up with various colors, others with specific design elements…while others come alive with whiskey and a cigar (or pipe).  This is that room.  It’s as if this room was carved out of a solid block of wood; fine, bold, rich, sturdy construction, elegant accoutrements, and a supple leather sofa add up to a high degree of refinement.  With books galore and subtle, understated (but sufficient) lighting, this room is perfect for reading, smoking, or taking a nip out of the old tumbler.  This is most certainly a book lover’s room.  Let the daydreams commence.