Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Real life spaces - the home library

I've mentioned a few times that I've been house-sitting. Lucky for me the couple are both big readers. So big in fact that they converted a spare bedroom into a library.




This room is all about reading, tea, grandbaby and kitties - what else in the world do you need?

 At the bottom of this photo ^^ see that basket? Books for granddaughter. A-dorable.

.I love this little nook here with the seat (which can unfold into an impromptu guest bed)




Every which way you turn is wall to wall books. It's an impressive collection!


Aw! I made her this sign for her birthday a couple of years ago.



I've read 6 of their books while I was here. I have to admit it was tough choosing which ones since I had such a selection.


I need a library. I also need it hidden by a secret bookcase door. I'd better get to work on that. ;)


9 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow! Now you've got me thinking about changing my craft room into a library. What a fantastic room!!! And yes, I'd like a secret door too. So very Nancy Drew. :)

Megan said...

On a design blog I follow, I saw where someone used an old wardrobe to create a simple and relatively cheap "secret door" to a playroom. They literally just cut out the back, so you open the doors, and voila, secret room. Could be used for a library too! :)

TheEccentricLady said...

Wow! I'm well on my way to having the books for a wonderful library but no room for the books. I love the idea of the wardrobe for a secret door! It's fun to keep the inner child alive! I will tuck this info in the back of my mind for when we are able to get a home again.

melody-mae said...

LOVE this room!!!

emma wallace said...

Oh, my heart hurts with longing for a library! How perfect!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW! What a wonderful room! So many great books, comfy furniture and lots of natural light! I would want to LIVE in there! ♥

Brittany said...

I absolutely adore this! I want a library sort of like this, but more wall to wall, floor to ceiling. If you go to the IKEA website and click shelving, the picture there will be mine someday! thanks for the great post =]

Brittany said...

I absolutely adore this! I want a library sort of like this, but more wall to wall, floor to ceiling. If you go to the IKEA website and click shelving, the picture there will be mine someday! thanks for the great post =]

Renee said...

Lucky you. I want a library.

But I'll just have to settle for the bookcases scattered through the house. And the baskets of books.