The Reading Room
October 9, 2010
So here comes the challenge...how do you fit hundreds of books, stylishly, in a modern home?
We have some cheap Ikea "Billy" bookshelves in a pale timber laminate finish that will do until funds allow something more extravagant, but in the meantime, I'd like the room to look a bit spesh and to take advantage of the room dividing fireplace, making it a cozy place to sit on a chilly weekend.
Not my style and a bit of a girly room. Most guy books have dark covers too. I don't mind the sofa and side chairs though. They could work with some warmer colours thrown in as accents.
A bit minimalist, but the brown wall behind the shelving works, and I like the idea of the sliding doors to close it all from view of things get a bit untidy.
This is more like our collection. Well half of it anyway! Although the walls are white, I think the aged leather chesterfield gives it a cosier feel.