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