Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Shhhh!!! It's a LIBRARY!

Well, that is not the case in my library...a sleek, stylish, and comfy room where I could read my classics to my little heart's content...isn't there just something inherently cool and stylish about a library.

I want one.

Particularly an awesome rainbow color coded one.








Images 1-3 via, 4-6 via

I have really been wanting to read an especially good book...I was thinking about this one:



Or maybe this one:



Have you read anything that you just thought was the *best* lately??? I'm open to suggestions...(c:


36 comments:

Angeline said...

I liked Water for Elephants and recently finished The Help- I think Tina Fey is hilarious and would love to read her book - along the "funny" vein are any of Chelsea Handler's bks.

(Love your blog, too:)

Anonymous said...

I want a rainbow library!! And I want that chandelier in the 2nd to last picture (7th picture from the top)!! It’s so purdy!! Hope you’re having a good day!

-Kayleigh

Jenna Lee said...

This is awesome! What a simple concept! I have never thought about organizing them by color! So cool!

Jenna said...

Love those!!! And both of those books are on my list too-- I heard Bossypants its awesome!

Natalie said...

I love a rainbow bookcase. If only I didn't live in a tiny house I would have some major built-in book cases put in and fill them with books arranged by the rainbow. Loved Water for Elephants, you should def read. I heard Tina Fey's book was hillarious though.

classiq said...

I wouldn't trade my library for anything. It says so much about a person. Right now I have "Balenciaga and Spain" on my nightstand. It's not about fashion, it's about art, tradition, culture, an amazing book and art album. Ada

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Dreamy. We always talk about having a library someday! Maybe one that isn't just filled with Dr. Seuss and Pinkalicious.

Megan {Splendid Design} said...

I really like the libraries in the last two photos. I am yet to read "Water for Elephants". I has been on my to-read list for the past year yet I always find something else to read.

Julip Made said...

I would love a giant rainbow library, unfortunately I don't think the Boy would be on board. I tried organizing our small bookshelf by color and he got annoyed because he couldn't find anything, haha. Definitely read Water for Elephants. Also, Little Bee is good, but tough and the Glass Castle too.

Ms. Bright said...

Hello Gorgeous!
I dream of an actual library one day! Right now, 2 IKEA Billys in the office will have to suffice! That 2nd image is my fave. I LOVVVVVE.

And DITTO!! How did I not know about your fab blog?!

Good luck in my Shabby Apple Giveaway!!!

xoxo,
Ms. Bright

Portuguese Prepster said...

I love awesome libraries! My mom read Tina Fey's book recently and really enjoyed it!

Liz said...

I adore bookcases and library rooms. That second picture is amazing with the colorful day bed! Great photos!

travelkate said...

Having a floor to ceiling bookcase is a dream! The Help was amazing if you haven't read that!

Victoria said...

I would love to have a reading room and especially one as lovely as the photo on top. It looks so comfy and inviting!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

I'm re-reading my favorite book "Princess" by Jean Sasson. It gives a window into the life of a Saudi princess and what women experience in fundimentalist areas of the middle east. I can't put it down.

Sundresses and Smiles said...

A family I used to babysit for had the most fabulous library with huge leather couches and a fireplace! Ever since I've wanted one in my dream home!

Bud and Leo said...

I don't know how one person can have so many books! Maybe it's just because I love getting rid of things, so I don't hang onto them after I'm finished reading. And books that make a rainbow...I can't even imagine! Gorgeous!

Sara Mueller said...

I started reading Water for Elephants, but then decided to read the last of the Harry Potter books. It's been the perfect weather here for reading.

Cheryl said...

Started Water for Elephants and hated it! I'm reading the Count of Monte Cristo now. It's excellent! Super long, but since I "read" all my books on my ipod, it's great. And makes me totally in the mood for the movie again. I love the idea of a rainbow library. Super fun!

stephanie [the merry way] said...

There is nothing like curling up with a good book in a cozy space, especially one with floor to ceiling bookshelves!

I just finished Bossypants and LOVED it! Another good one I just read that will really suck you in: Bright Before Us, by Katie Arnold-Ratliff :)

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

These libraries are sure spiffy!! Wouldn't mind having my own collection of books to display in such a fashionable way!

I love all 5 of the Emily Giffin books...(Something Borrowed, Heart of the Matter..etc)

modern jane said...

I color coded my small bookshelf after I saw that Megan (HWH) did it! Love it!

Karena said...

Great images, now I just have to straighten my bookshelves!

Lil Bee was an entrancing book. By Chris Cleave

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

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Anne said...

Just read water for elephants - thought it was good, not my favorite, but still a good ready - these bookshelves are all so very pretty!

Anne said...

that was supposed to be a "good" read :)

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

I'd love such a beautiful library! I read Bossypants, but didn't love it. I have Water for Elephants on my must read list though :)

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

There's something so "homey" about books... and now this has inspired me to color code my books! :) LOVE!

Jennifer said...

love the libraries! I LOVED WFE and am dying to read the tina fey book! =)

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Swirls of Happy said...

I would die to have a library!!! Glad I found your blog...now following :)

swirlsofhappy.blogspot.com

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} said...

Oh my, love them all but the first shot especially.

Haley @ Cardigan Junkie said...

I'm actually posting a book recommendations post tomorrow morning :) I loved Water for Elephants when I read it a few years ago, and I read the first chapter of Bossypants online and can't wait to get the whole book!

Thanks again for the guest post last week - even though Blogger ate all the nice comments :)

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

Wow, most colorful libraries I've seen!! There is an apartment near me that has an amazing library that over looks prince street that I drool over every time I walk by.

btw - water for elephants is one of my summer reads. can't wait!

Michaela said...

I also love color coded bookshelves!! Such an awesome way to display color!

And the movie Water for Elephants was amazing...totally loved it! Never read the book though (: Not a huge reader...except for school books, of course!

Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

Yes! A colour coded library would be amazing! Both of those books are on my 'to read' list - we have similar reading taste :)

Moddy Bee said...

umm i love Tina Fey!!! did you see water for elephants?? someday..i'll get my white full wall bookshelf!!
thanks for posting girl!

Things to Do said...

I've been loving this tumblr site called Book Lovers Never Go to Bed Alone, it's got nothing but pictures of great libraries (http://bookshelves.tumblr.com/).