Finally, Friday! And it RAINED this morning, can you believe it? I stood on my balcony for about 10 minutes (I mean, uh...the traffic was terrible and that's why I was late to work) just watching the water fall. It was a beautiful way to start the day, and while it was energizing in an awesome-life-force kind of way, it also really made me want to keep my robe on all day and hibernate in a library for eight hours.
Thus: home libraries! This first one from David Kaihoi needs to 86 the television, but is both cozy and bright, which is sometimes hard to achieve:
|Suggested pairing: Northanger Abbey|
In the colder months you could throw a deep shag rug down for extra insulation (and floor napping).
This mahogany paneled library by Markham Roberts has traditional elements mixed with some eclectic touches to keep it in vogue.
|Suggested pairing: A Dirty Job|
The dark brown and amber hues make the teal lamp bases really stand out, and the mixing of the colors makes the room year-round appropriate. Not that I don't like a fall/winter library year-round, of course. Cozy is never NOT in style when it comes to home decor. See this Alessandra Branca design for proof:
|Suggested pairing: The Woman in White|
Oh. I want it.
I also wouldn't argue with this gem, also by Markham Roberts:
|Suggested pairing: The Satanic Verses|
I just think that libraries should be dark and cozy (or dark-ish and cozy, like #1), don't you? If I'm going to hibernate and get completely engrossed in a book I want just enough light to read by, squishy cushions, and mahogany.
I plan on having very few plans this weekend, which means hopefully reading at least 2 books, picking up some boxes at Home Depot to start the packing process, and drinking large vats of coffee.
Have a wonderful weekend! Here's to hibernation, literation, and napination!