Friday, February 18, 2011

Home Library.....seems to becoming back in vogue

A customer came into the Post Office today and exclaimed with much delight and relief "Annie, I've finally finished the library!"

To which I thought -
  1. Well you have an awful lot of money 
  2. I'm sure it is quite exquisite 
  3. I'm dying for a look

Which got me thinking about me having a home library.

A few of the ladies that I follow on their blogs have incorporated a home library into their homes, either sharing space in a room or standing alone as a peaceful and creative space.

I don't think husband will allow me to have "another unused room" in My White Homestead but a girl can dream and maybe I can incorporate a little space for my book collection to feel like a grand home library.

I love the look of a built-in bookcase rather than a standalone - what do you think looks better?


G said...

Built in of course but beware the expense. We had grand plans for built in in our library $10,000 was the quote... whoa! So to Ikea we went and I couldn't be happier with it! gxo

Annie @ My White Homestead said...

Wooooowaaaaa - $10k eh!! I was bought a bookcase a couple of weeks ago for the cost of a case of beer! I think I might see if Husband can build it into a wall for me in the post office residence. I feel sorry for all of my books sleeping in boxes! Have a great weekend!

a beautiful space said...

Love those libraries Annie

Annette Piper said...

Our lounge room is like a library with that cube style shelving on two walls plus a half wall of books that hide my son's bedroom door from the loungeroom. LOVE my books :D

Annie @ My White Homestead said...

I hope that books never disappear - and I will never ever by a computerised reader thingy - Books Are Beautiful! Annie xo