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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.

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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.

SnowPorn.

Peaceful.  Some rooms exude it….some don’t.  This week’s space lives up to every meaning of the word.  It features many of the usual modern architectural elements; large windows, unobtrusive furnishings, and a sharpness to detail that highlights the interior design as much as the surroundings outside.  Great architecture incorporates both sides of the coin and blends the two seamlessly, and it works here.  It’s quiet, rustic, simple, and the rich wooden hues add a warmth to contrast the frost outside.  Give me some coffee, and I’m there (although I’d still be there even if I didn’t have coffee).  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.

I’ll admit it; many of the spaces featured here each week are not quite (ok, not at all) immediately attainable for the normal folks like myself.  But…that’s where the daydream aspect comes into play.  However, it’s fun to feature more true to life spaces when I come across them.  This week’s space is just that.  Attainable, asthetic, fun, colorful, unique, creative, bold, and bright.  I threw all of those words at it because it is a great example of how a love of books can visually transform a room and provide deep character.  This is definitely a book lover’s room.  Let the daydreams commence.