I have a future dream room in my future abode – a library (which in practicality, will also have to double as an office / study and maybe a guest room).
One of my favorite Disney movies is Beauty and the Beast, and my favorite scene is the one in which Beast surprises Belle with her library in the castle, filled floor to (a very high) ceiling with books, books, and more books. All hardcovers, of course.
(sigh – isn’t this room magnificent?)
But since life is not an animated Disney feature, I’ll planning a much scaled-down home library. One feature that I really do want to have is a wall of floor to ceiling bookshelves. I also would like a secretary desk, comfortable yet stylish reading chairs, and perhaps a chaise for those days when I just want to lazy an afternoon away with a book.
Here are a few inspirations I’ve culled from the web:
(Elle Decor 2007 Laird Residence) – I love how bright and tranquil this room feels. The yellow pops of color go beautifully with white shelves and the beige-toned furniture. The vase of pink flowers matches the throw on the sofa and adds a touch of charm.
If I can’t devote an entire separate room to a home library, I might have to appropriate a wall of the living room as my library section. I love the curtain idea, very dramatic and fluid way of concealing the shelves. I may want to do two panels and just tie them off to the side to frame the wall of books. Again, the combination of light-colored sofas and pink flowers is lovely.
(inspired by Carrie’s post on a home gym).
What’s your dream room in your dream home? A library? A home-gym? A dance studio? A movie theater?