It is Friday and time for March's Library Love post. Given what is happening in the world there is something appealing about curling up with a good book, in a great looking room, and escaping what is a brutal reality right now.
To start the love, this is the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, a public library and university in Paris. This is a gorgeous structure. I think just working at a table in this library would make me feel smarter.
A sightline into a library that features two great elements at a glance - dark shelving and a library ladder.
A few colorful libraries coming at you.
I am a sucker for lacquered walls in a library.
The wallpaper on the ceiling, light fixture and furniture color scheme make this library feel quite tropical.
This entire room gives me a late 1970s - mid 1980s vibe, especially the fabric on the chair. The space makes me nostalgic for friend's houses when I was growing up in Connecticut. This room is very Connecticut.
Well stocked bookshelves and a beautiful, large fireplace in this library.
This cool plaid rug is another thing that makes me think of the 1970s. I think my dad had pants in the same pattern! I love the way the shelves/built-ins in this room are designed to not go all the way to the ceiling or the the floor - great detail.
This is a restful room. I generally am not a fan of wood paneling, this paneling speaks to me though. I really like the tone of the wood and the simplicity of the shelving profile. The antique blue chest is a beauty too :-)
The way the wall is divided in half by shelving on one side and windows on the other side at the same height is stunning.
As you most likely know, dining rooms that double as libraries are one of my favorite types of room and the two that follow show you why!
This is the end of the Library Love tour for March. I will be back for Manic Monday. Happy, peaceful weekend to you and the world.