There is something magical about being in a room surrounded by books. Especially of you are the curator. The best part about creating a home library, is that you don't really need a big space. They can be tucked away in nooks, cozy corners, and even in a stair landing. The possibilities are endless. This week I am sharing some ideas for creating your own home library.
The key to a good home library is creating a collection that is meaningful to you. They are a homage to the past, present, and future. I usually design some sort of sitting area within them to create an ongoing open invitation to relax and read. Having a place that creates the temptation to do something meaningful, relaxing, and cerebral is often just what we need in the fast paced world we live in.
Home libraries can also be built in rooms that serve multiple functions. Check out this media room. What I like about this space is that it offers many options for entertainment; reading, TV viewing, and gathering with friends and family. Another great part of this design is that it incorporates art. When I design home libraries for clients, I always include art. When you create a space like this with a large coffee table or ottoman, you also have the opportunity to display some special coffee table books. Here are just a few coffee table books I love!
If you have a whole room you an dedicate to your home library, the options are endless. From minimalist to traditional and everywhere in-between. Here are a few unique options to inspire you.
The most important thing to remember about curating your space, is that the pieces you select should be meaningful. You shouldn't just buy things to buy them. It allows you to grow with your space and share in the evolution of the design.
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Ellie McIntosh, grew up as a creative thinker. Inspired by her father, a furniture designer an inventor and musician, she took the path to creativity. Her artistic journey has taken her as far as France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Germany, Morocco, and many places throughout the United States and Mexico, where she utilized various