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If you had the money what would your own personal library look like? What would be in it? What colors, decorations, etc would you put in it? –The Realm of Books
I guess last week we got wires crossed or something. If I had the money, what my personal library would look like…Oh. Ohhhhhhhhh.
My personal dream library would of course be two floors, have a spiral staircase and one of those rolly ladder thingies. What are those called? I attribute all of these requirements to the first library I ever remember seeing:
I want it to be homey and lived in because I plan to spend a lot of time there, so the overly formal look has to go. I’d also like a window seat and a huge, puffy chair. My friend down the street has two and I want one so bad.
Here’s kind of what I’m thinking:
Spotted on Covet Garden
An entire floor-to ceiling wall of books, and over there in the bottom corner would be that spiral staircase. Maybe I wouldn’t have two full floors if I had floor-to-ceiling books; maybe it would just be a landing and small cove of books with places to read.
I am digging the plants. My library will be filled with all the plants I wish I could grow but cannot in the Texas heat. Oxygen central up in the library.
The furniture would need to match the woodwork, but also be comfy. That furniture does not look like I could sit on it for more than thirty minutes. And I like to sprawl, lay down with my knees up when I read, so I definitely need some different items.
Somewhere I also want an alcove bed…maybe somewhere behind the spiral staircase. And a hammock.
But that floor-to-ceiling window..I like but not so much. I do want light, but perhaps not that much light. Instead, I’d want something kind of like this set up…
Because I fully plan on having a beach house. No joke. That is my dream. Living on the beach in a beautiful house. How I’ll pay for said house or what work I’ll do, I have no clue. I’m not sure if I want that wall to the outside to look like this, or if I want this to be incorporated into the landing at the top of the spiral staircase.
I would have a hefty selection of romance books and murder mystery books. All of the works of Agatha Christie, Nora Roberts, Diana Gabaldon, Kristin Hannah, Elin Hilderbrand, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Walter Dean Meyers. A lot of European historical fiction (King Richard, King Edward, the Boleyns). A section for fairy tales and retellings. A gardening section. All of my favorites and all the books I say I want to read but can’t afford to keep buying.
I would try to keep the color decor as natural and light as possible, and I found a beautiful round table painted light blue with a map modged on the top of it. That would be something I’d put in my library.
What is does your dream library look like? Leave a comment with your response and your Friday Follow.