Reading Spaces: Dark and Moody

It’s finally starting to feel like winter here in San Diego. The skies have been grey, the temperatures cold, the nights foggy…it even rained a bit this week! All this wintery weather has got me leaning towards dark wood and moody home libraries. I hope you enjoy this week’s Reading Spaces, which is a departure from my usual light and bright spaces!

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Reading Spaces: Rolling Ladder

I think every bookworm dreams of not only having a home library, but having a rolling ladder you can use to peruse your collection like Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Because having a ladder to roll around on is half the fun! Whether your ladder serves a practical purpose to help you reach the highest shelves or is mostly for show, I think we can all agree that having a rolling ladder in your home library is #goals!

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Reading Spaces: Home Office Window Seat

If I worked from home, I would definitely want my office to include a dedicated reading space. Preferably a window seat. Not only would I want the option (or temptation) to break up the work day with a little reading, but let’s be honest: have laptop, will travel. For most of us, we don’t really need a desk to do our work. Okay, maybe my back would not be happy with me working all day, every day curled up in a window seat, but once in awhile? Hell yes!

It’s also incredibly space-efficient to enclose the bookshelves and the window seat within the office to create a multi-use space. Out in California where space (including office space) comes at a premium, it just makes sense to create these kind of hardworking rooms within your home.

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Reading Spaces: Bedroom Book Storage

In the summer when it gets really, really hot, I forego my usual reading station on the couch for the bedroom because that’s where the portable air conditioner is. I wish I had a set-up like one of these rooms though. If I finish my book, I have to creep back out into the heat to get another one. Of course, the room I really like is the one with the wall of books. Someday…

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Reading Spaces: Hallway Book Storage

This week’s Reading Spaces isn’t so much about a reading space as it is about ideas for book storage. Put your hallways to use and squeeze in some built-ins! Several years ago I worked for a psychologist who had tons of books in his home. Books on books on books! Seeing these ideas for hallway storage remind me of that house which had knowledge stuffed into every spare corner – perfection!

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