January Resolution

You may have noticed that I took a little break for the holidays (I hope you did too). It’s been a lovely few weeks of friends, family, good cheer, and over-indulgence. Now of course, I’m launching into 2011 full of optimism and lots of resolutions (including a few I’ve already broken). That said, one promise I made myself was to read more. I’m happy to say my holiday was filled with books and I finished THREE between Christmas and New Years!  To keep up the pace and get in the mood, how about a few gorgeous photos of home libraries?

This library feels perfect to me. Playful upholstery on comfortable seating and look at all that natural light!

Amanda Kyser - House Beautiful

I’ll be honest, I put this next one in because of the sofa. The bookshelves are impressive, but ooohhhh, that worn leather Chesterfield…nap time.

Todd Klein - House Beautiful

A more formal library. Chocolate brown velvet, raspberry walls,  gold accents, and fringe on the sofa – pure luxury.

Alessandra Branca - House Beautiful

In this next one, I’m intrigued by the mix of formal and casual in the same space – classic fluted columns detailing the bookshelves with the woven chair and stools. And look closely, you can see some beautiful tiles bordering the ceiling.

Jacques Grange - Elle Decor

If I saw this chair alone I might not be interested, but the designer achieved a perfect balance pairing such a modern piece with a super traditional room. I LOVE it!

Robert Couturier - Elle Decor

Black and white.

David Kaihoi - House Beautiful

Show stopper!

Thomas Britt - Architectural Digest

And for those of us with a little less space, how about making the risers on your stairs into built-ins? I saw these months ago and haven’t been able to get them out of my mind. What do you think?

Levitate Architects via Apartment Therapy

So, have you read any good books lately? Here’s what I read over the holidays:

Summer by Edith Wharton

Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki

Pride by Lorene Cary

One thought on “January Resolution

  1. Always an inspiration, Malissa– just what I need right now after the holidays! Thanks for the book recommendations!
    Happy New Year. Sorry we missed you at the Bonfire!

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