2.07.2011

DINE-IN LIBRARIES









LA SALLE A MANGER BIBLIOTEQUE

I have a small library and a dining room with original glazed corner cabinets so a dine-in library is not in the cards this time around. Too bad. I am in love with them. What could be better? A room with a table that is used only at mealtimes, which can serve as a reading/consulting/note writing table all the other times. All this and a good number of books at your hand. So clever. 
On the purely decorative side, a library is such a very cozy place, full of neat horizontal and vertical lines, color and great texture. The bookcases themselves can disappear under a coordinating coat of paint or scream "look at me" thanks to brilliant color, fine detailing and the careful arrangement not only of books but of art and treasured objects.
images decorpad, elle decor, thedeskoffannie, centsationalgirl, jan flowers, alberto pinto.




au revoir.







6 comments:

  1. Just what I have always wanted.
    Mary Ann

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  2. huge fan of biblioteque and libraries... where else are you going to place all of your books??? and I have a ton of them...
    gorgeous pics..
    maureen

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  3. I love this concept. gorgeous collection of inspired photographs. I am working on fusing the two of mine- library and dining. pgt

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  4. I love hanging artwork from bookcases. I need to try this.

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  5. when i see this...feels like home :) thanks for sharing.

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  6. hi..Im college student, thanks for sharing :) inspire..!!!

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