Just Books.

I Google photos of home libraries — for FUN. Yep, guilty pleasure. Don’t judge. For your coveting pleasure, I’ve compiled some of my favorite places for inspiration on that future reading room …

20 Celebrities with Stunning Home Libraries: Wow. Seriously wow. But have they actually read the books in these libraries? Somehow, I’m doubtful… Regardless, my favorites are Karl Lagerfeld’s and Woody Allen’s. Enjoy: http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.com/blog/2011/20-celebrities-with-stunning-home-libraries/

The Best Home Libraries from the Pages of Architectural Digest: Love the ladders in the second image. Huge fan of reading rooms with fireplaces. And of course there’s a lovely 2-story library. Always a winner: http://www.architecturaldigest.com/homes/features/2011/10/home-libraries-slideshow

Home Library Design Ideas: Many of these “libraries” seem to lack books — they’re more like studys. Nevertheless I’m a fan of the 13 library (by David Kaihoi) with a ladder (but definitely minus the TV): http://www.housebeautiful.com/decorating/designer-libraries

Super Libraries by Business Week: a pristine, ‘arrogant intellectual’ take on home libraries. But it’s worth a look just for the rooms outfitted floor-to-ceiling in bookshelves. Pure heaven: http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/12/1220_superlibraries/index_01.htm?sub=travel

The Private Library: A little too dark and formal for my tastes — maybe someone else prefers this? I just can’t imagine that this is actually in someone’s home. I’ve seen smaller public libraries: http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2010/02/03/the-gothic-study-the-private-library-of-william-randolph-hearst/

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  1. Shannon, I love that you devoted a post to home libraries! I can’t wait to have my own house and have my own library! Also, have you seen this blog? It’s all about different, unique bookshelves. I thought you might enjoy it!

    http://theblogonthebookshelf.blogspot.com/

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