Sometimes I just stand in the doorway and ogle this room. Tony has done such a fantastic job completing the library! Now that I have a new camera and much better quality photos, I thought I’d share a few more vantage points with you.
Installing these shelves certainly had its issues. Tony found that both walls were bowed at obtuse angles, something that really shouldn’t be possible, as well as not being plumb. That window was an issue too. It is so crooked that the top of the window frame meets the side of the shelves on the right. We ended up painting the wall with the trim paint to try an hide the crookedness.
The lights in the four corners are one of my favorite aspects of the room. That library’s chandelier is one of the best ones in the house, but it made for a very dark room, or one with lots of shadows if the shades were removed. These lights perfectly accent all the books when dimmed to just the right level.
These are actually large outdoor lights. When researching and planning the library’s design, we found a blog that described using outdoor lights over their shelves, and I loved the look. I was ecstatic to find these at Lowe’s at a great price. The crown molding that runs between all the shelves hides the wires and connects them to the same switch.
One more view, this one from the living room doorway.