In Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber's Vermont cottage, a bookcase is designed with a mantel-like shelf "to make it hearth like, since we don't have a proper fireplace," Heekin says. Love the surprise of flowers on bookshelf.
A great place to curl up. I've always dreamed of having an indoor library as a room in my future home. Comfy chairs, coffee table, shelves upon shelves of books, open backyard window, NO tv in that room.
A library enveloped in grayish-green/blue-painted bookshelves with handsome moldings and trim work. And the room leaves plenty of space for a cozy fireplace, a desk for studying and a comfortable couch for reading.
Its my dream to have a library ladder in my house someday. Floor to ceiling bookcases offer plenty of space to showcase a vast collection of books. A ladder gives access to books placed high on the bookcase.