Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Cosy Reading Places
One of the things I drool over on pinterest and other online sources is images of cosy reading places. I am very lucky to have, in my own home, more than one lovely place to curl up with a book, but I still enjoy the images of cluttered home libraries and envy the homes with detailed architecture and built in book shelves.
I'm a passive follower of Design Sponge and the post today was worth sharing and rather timely.
Here is a little glimpse into my own home, with piles of pillows on the sofa and my cat's stuffed friends sitting on the back of it. In a little nook beside the fireplace I have a table stacked with just some of my books. Someday I will get shelves in there. I don't worry about the appearance of books. Some people only decorate with carefully selected hardcovers or put their books into a colour coordinated sequence. I am neither a minimalist nor is my home fancy or limited to a small colour palette. I don't feel the need to hide away the paperbacks and only display my hardcovers because books are treasures to me, no matter how elegant they do or don't look.
This bottom picture shows what I call my library table and I have a bespoke bench upholstered in purple under the window. I can sit at my library table with larger reference books or to do some work there. The corner needs a large plant. The palm I had there died. It just happened to be the cat's favourite plant to eat and then vomit all over the carpet. Something new is required.