Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Book Worm

I've always been obsessed with having a library with a sliding ladder. Maybe one day. In the meantime, these libraries, bookshelves, and other storage for books, etc. inspire me.

New use for an old, unworking fire place.  YES!  I love how even though it is messy, it still looks very contrived.

More wooden beams.  This time incorporated both on the ceiling (love) and as bookshelves.

Built-ins in a bedroom and a ladder.  Double fun.

More of the industrial look.  I'd mix it in with more traditional, softer pieces but love the feel of this.

Two story library.  Just cool.

A little too grandiose for a house but I like the style of this library.

Images via Beach Studios (originally seen on Haven and Home), Elle Decor, Cottage Living, Flickr and NY Public Library Org. 


  1. This makes me want to buy more books and shelves!!

    I like the way the fireplace looks, but it would drive me crazy if I needed a book from the bottom. Because, of course, the books would have to be alphabetized in some way and I would need to put it back exactly where it came from. ;)

    Did you ever study in the Religion library or the public library reading room in Edinburgh? Full of stained glass and tall shelves; the last image here reminds me of both.

  2. I am officially in love with that paint color in the first room. Do you have a source on that pic?

  3. It is the coolest site that I saw on Haven and Home blog called Beach House Studios - It is actually locations that film studios can rent for movie sets. I am obsessed with that first picture.


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