Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Library? Office? Library? Office?

Since moving to Texas, there has been some SERIOUS discussion as to what the front room really is... Is it MY library? or is it my husband's office? Because I'm Queen, I officially declare this space LIBRARY. Besides, his laptop is always in the living room anyway. What does he need an office for. And OBVIOUSLY all of my books trump his little slowpoke Dell. ;-)

Yet again, this is a work in progress... as I just wrote to some sewing friends, it's a lot like the chicken/egg question... Until I find the right window treatment, I can't paint... Or should I? Oh Hell. It doesn't really matter... I like tinkering, so the longer I draw things out the better. (like unpacking MORE books...)

So without further ado, I give you - the Library.

Before "The Book Trick"

After "The Book Trick"

There, did you see it? Here's a closer shot...

I've been debating everything from recovering them ALL or adding a neutral tape to the spines... This was quicker and easier... I love how it's just a little bit easier on the eye, and no one REALLY needs to know how many Tudor historical fiction books I have...

And did you notice the pile of "Gras-doo" off to the side of the bookcase? That's the charging location for the kids' D.S.s... and now, thanks to Kim's latest feature, it looks sooo much better! They can still get to it, but it's all CONTAINED.

Here's the writing desk that I found with it's FABULOUS bamboo chair. It's by a designer named Theodore Alexander. It's made of reclaimed wood. From a castle door... (and even if they are lying, I don't care!!!) I LOVE this desk... I may just have to find more of his pieces for the house.

Here's a shot of the window wall waiting on it's "dressing"...

And just because I love that my daddy is handy (and my husband is not) here's a shot of the ceiling fan that we put in... WAY better than the plain contractor white that was in here...

So come on in, have a seat, and curl up with a good book. In MY Library.


Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

I am already on FB.
look me up. Email me for my full name.

Vana said...

Holly i love how the drawings look on the wall...YOu did good!

Katie said...

My mom was over last week, and when I showing her how to look for blogs I showed her yours. BTW, she loves your chairs:)

Anonymous said...

I love the library. I am in the process of reclaiming our old office right now. I am using your idea of the backwards books. Saw it in Potterybarn and loved it. Your house is looking fabulous!