|Little Green Notebook via Paula via Pinterest|
I love a beautifully styled bookcase and can appreciate the time and effort that went into adorning its shelves.
Everyone seems to organize their own book collection based on a personal preference. The librarians I work with would cringe if they saw my bookshelves... no Library of Congress, Dewey Decimal, or even color system used in this house. (No, I am not a librarian.) Upon further inspection, I realized the absurdity of how I organized parts of my collection into classes I had taken: Medieval Art, Medieval French Literature, Chaucer, 17th-19th century literature, reference books, and the rest are haphazardly placed on shelves. You get the point...
I have always considered bookcases to be a functional piece of furniture. Functional, simply because we have a lot of books... so many that an entire hall closet has been devoted to storing boxes of kids books until I get additional bookcases for them. (Thank goodness we have three hall closets.)
|Interior Design via Paula via Pinterest|
What I really want is a home library that I can hide in for hours on end reading in my Eames lounger. Until then, I can dream of spending time in these home libraries...
|Frederic Mechiche's flat via Paula via Pinterest|
|Lonny Magazine via Paula via Pinterest|
|New York magazine via Habitually Chic via Paula via Pinterest|
|HGTV via Paula via Pinterest|
The last two are my favorites!