It's Friday, let's celebrate with some Library Love! As you most likely know, I love bookshelves in a room. I think they might be the single greatest character building asset in any room. If bookshelves can be incorporated, they should be (in my humble opinion)! And once a room has bookshelves, no matter which room in your house, no matter the expanse of shelving, it becomes a library (of sorts)! I have a lot of beautiful shelved spaces to share this month so I will keep the words light and let the pictures speak for themselves.
Libraries in Passageways
The circular shelf space incorporated in the ceiling of this "hallway library" adds such great character and visual interest.
Sweet Shady Lane, photo source
A leaning tower of books!
Simay Demirel, photo source
Every available inch of wall space was used for shelving in this stairway library. It looks mythical, doesn't it?
Henri Fitzwilliam-Lay Interiors, photo source
It would be hard to walk through here without stopping. The dark walls and ceiling are stunning.
Scheer & Co. Interior Design, photo source
Libraries with Reading/Work Tables
If you have the space to add a table for working, reading, game playing, or puzzle building in your library, go for it! They add warmth and practicality to the space.
Thomas Burak Interiors, photo source
Nate Berkus, photo source
Having a dedicated library in your home is lovely.
Kipling House Interiors, photo source
A safari inspired library. The wood shelves are amazing.
Grace Brackman Design, photo source
A library doesn't have to be big to be beautiful.
Gerald Pomeroy Interiors, photo source
This library is quite glamorous. The customized lighting over the shelves that matches the widths of the openings in the wall is spectacular.
Mendelson Group, photo source
The color of these walls! Gorgeous.
Tammy Connor, photo source
I am always impressed by libraries where the books are color coded.
You can never go wrong with touches of blue and white in your library shelves!
Mark D. Sikes, photo source
These two office libraries have a similar vibe. They both give the impression that incredible creations come out of them.
Maldita Deco, photo source
Michaelis Boyd, photo source
Dining Room Libraries
Libraries that double as dining rooms (or dining rooms that double as libraries, I guess, depending on the time of day) invite you to linger, to me they foster the perfect atmosphere for lively during and after meal discussions.
Dunning & Everard, photo source
from Charlotte Moss' book Home A Celebration, photo source
m.elle design, photo source
I think bookshelves in kitchens are brilliant, they add a non essential (for cooking) creative element to the space, instantly making it more homey.
Liz Caan & Co., photo source
The Last Library
You don't have to look far to find a book to read before bed - a mini library is the perfect use of this nook space!
Nicholas G Potts, photo source
Happy weekend. I will see you back here for Manic Monday.
Thank you for being here,