Ok, so this room isn’t 100% my perfectly brewed cup of tea, but it is important to highlight the qualities and characteristics of different spaces. This week’s selection is definitely of the old, almost baroque style; heavy, ornate wood, lots of gold and shiny little accents and accouterments, and an overall density and stout robustness that screams quality craftsmanship. So it’s a solid room, to say the least, reminiscent of the smoking/card playing rooms that appear in the classic movies. And hey, it’s chock full of books and a sweet spiral staircase. It doesn’t get much better thanthat. Let the daydreams commence.
Sometimes, many different flavors can combine to create one larger, greater concoction. Such is the case with this week’s space. This room is somewhat of a gumbo; many varied elements and premises all tossed carefully and creatively into one large stew pot. We’ve got some comfort elements (plush chairs and a sofa) for maxing and relaxing, a studious little nook (a great little desk and window pairing) for taking care of business, a fireplace for a little heat and crackle, and a mass of books so large that this room could double as the east wing of your local library. It has it all, and it just works. This is without a doubt a book lover’s room. Let the daydreams commence.
Deep, dark wood (and even deeper sofas), tall ceilings, high windows unleashing a torrent of soft natural light…and the best part? A gang of anonymous books lining the length of both walls. If you could avoid falling asleep on those bed-like sofas, you could get some major reading or writing done in this room. True enough, this is indeed a book lover’s room.