Exactly one year ago I read this post about Melissa’s home library. At the time, I was completely envious and never, ever dreamed that I would have my own library. Fast forward 6 months, to August 3, 2013 – we’re house hunting! As we walked through this brand new home, picturing what each room would be, we reached a room that we had no immediate name for. Even the builder referred to it as a “flex space”. My husband suggested we turn it into a library, and I was sold!
I’ve had so much fun setting up and decorating my library, and now that it’s mostly complete I’d love to share it with you!
Two tall bookshelves flank the window, and a velvet bench creates a window seat – the perfect spot for my kids to curl up and read.
Most of my favorite authors are British, so I decorated with some Union Jacks (much to my Irish brother-in-law’s chagrin). The pillows are just like Sherlock’s! My parents gave me a card catalog as a house warming gift – it fits perfectly on the little table between the club chairs.
I wrote about this artwork in another post, but I wanted to show some close-ups of the postcards. I totally
stole borrowed this idea from Melissa!