Some rooms are useful, and some rooms are fun…often, they’re both. This week’s selection is a perfect marriage of the two, complete with clean lines, high ceilings, ample sunlight, a gang of reading material, and the best part? A built in netted nook to take in the relaxed vibes and soak up the lazy, laid back ambiance. Let the daydreams commence.
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.
This week’s space is somewhat of a cross between Library Lusting and SnowPorn; we have all of the wintry goodness of one, coupled with the literary beauty of the other. This room is a neat little mix of rugged, rustic charm, with just enough of each element to keep it minimal and yet still comfortable at the same time. That’s a hard combination to achieve. And c’mon…snow, a stout little potbelly stove, and books just go together like peanut butter and jelly. Give me a hot cup of coffee and I’m set. Let the daydreams commence.
Sometimes you just crave comfort; the ability to sit back, kick the feet up, and just chill. This week’s space is that kind of place. It’s got that quiet, subdued, organic, laid back vibe that would mesh well with sunny afternoons, dreary rainy days, and every day in between. It’s got just enough rough hewn elements to give it some edge, and just enough comfort tones to make you want to dive right in. The tidy little book collection doesn’t hurt either. 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.
What elements constitute a legendary home library? A few books? A handful of bookshelves? Some unique architectural elements that most folks can only dream of? Some home setups have all of the above, and then some. This week’s pick is that sort; a truly immense space, stacked to the rafters full of books, a space reminiscent of a true library rather than one tucked away in a home. One would definitely have to up one’s book acquisition game in order to fill the gang of space on those shelves! Let the daydreams commence.
Peaceful. That word sums this space up succinctly. Soft natural sunlight flooding over the room by way of a massive floor to ceiling window, a sturdy workspace, a comfy chair pulled close to it for some close proximity relaxation, and a beautiful wall of books. Simple perfection; this is without a doubt a book lover's room. Let the daydreams commence.
Great libraries generally ignite an interest in reading. As a side effect, they should also compel one to relax and unwind. A great theme of home libraries is just that; a marriage of those two concepts, visually appealing, and structurally useful. This week's selection has a sublime mix of simplicity and sophistication with its industrial elements and expansive windows. Its crafty little details just scream comfort, and the ladder? C'mon. That's just awesome. This is most certainly a book lover's room. Let the daydreams commence.
Size, sunlight, and class…this space has it all. A monumental double height room, flooded with ample natural light and stacked to the rafters with books (and a neat little workspace tucked away on the upper level), this is the ultimate getaway from the noise and stressors of the world. The perfect place to relax, release, and rebound. Let the daydreams commence.
If you’ve read a Library Lusting post before, and also lust after the quiet solace and beauty that book filled spaces provide, then you’ll know that I am an appreciator of A., books, and B., sunshine. They just work. This week’s space provides ample amounts of both, and throws in a sizable work space to boot. One could not only get their read on, but also their write. This, friends, is a book lover’s room. Enjoy!