Tag: library

Writing Update: Rainbow Bookshelves, Audio Books, and More

I’ve needed to do something about my book shelf situation at home for about two years Problem was, I really liked the bookshelf I had, really liked my living room set up, and didn’t want to just get rid of a perfectly good bookshelf (or perfectly good books). So I kept piling all the new books on the floor near the book shelf, telling … Read More Writing Update: Rainbow Bookshelves, Audio Books, and More

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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! All images … Read More Reading Spaces: Dark and Moody

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Reading Spaces: Rustic Libraries

I visited Colorado last weekend and even though it isn’t particularly rural where my family and friends live, going home to the mountains always puts me in that country frame of mind. This week’s Reading Spaces is dedicated to rustic home libraries and reading nooks! All images via Houzz

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Reading Spaces: More Traditional Home Libraries

As a rule, I’m not really into dark wood. However, even I have to admit there’s something charming about a gleaming wood-paneled library with real hardwood floors and shelves and shelves of books! These Reading Spaces are the very definition of handsome, don’t you think? All images via Houzz

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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 … Read More Reading Spaces: Bedroom Book Storage

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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 … Read More Reading Spaces: Hallway Book Storage

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Reading Spaces: White Bookshelves

This week’s Reading Spaces is dedicated to the humble white shelf! I love a good white bookshelf, it’s like a picture frame for your beautiful books! And it works with a variety of decor styles. I can’t wait until I can have a wall of white bookshelves like these examples! All images via Houzz

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Reading Spaces: Classic Libraries

Is there anything better than stepping into a traditional home library? You know the type. Lots of dark wood, persian rugs, antique furniture, and wall-to-wall books. Since it’s pouring rain while I’m writing this, this week’s reading spaces is dedicated to the perfect place to curl up with a good book on a dark and stormy night. Rolling ladder and bottle of brandy not … Read More Reading Spaces: Classic Libraries

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Reading Spaces: Teal Painted Shelves

I really like white and grey. And I mean, I REALLY like it. But there’s just something so pretty about a painted bookshelf! If I could ever be convinced to brighten up my shelves, I might go for something like this beautiful teal. This week’s Reading Spaces is dedicated to gorgeous teal bookshelves! All images via Houzz

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Reading Spaces: Rainbow Bookshelves

I’ve always liked how it looks to organize spaces by color, whether it’s clothes in the closet or books on the shelves. The fact that the books wouldn’t be organized by title or author doesn’t bother me. I have the Kallax bookshelf from ikea so I’ve loosely organized each cubby by books I’ve read and books I haven’t….and then stacked¬†them like tetris so I … Read More Reading Spaces: Rainbow Bookshelves

Reading Spaces: White Libraries

My future future home goals definitely include a dedicated library – which may or may not include one of those rolling ladders! I’m pretty obsessed with white homes so this week’s Reading Spaces feature is dedicated to clean, white home libraries! All images via¬†Houzz