More Library Photos

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.

  
This is the view from the doorway at the front hall, and these are the new shelves. That table is only there  to make room for the Christmas tree in the living room… much to Tony’s frustration! 

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 corner shelves allow Tony to display some of his collections, like the Edgar Allen Poe books lovingly placed here.

  
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.

  

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4 Responses to More Library Photos

  1. Beth says:

    I agree, next visit I want to spend more time there! Your lucky if he ever leaves home!! It truly is beautiful, such a resemblance of his dream! Love the lighting!!

  2. Debbie Cooley says:

    I LOVE that room! Your new camera really does it justice. You and Tony have done an outstanding job building, designing and decorating it. It truly is my dream room too but I will just have to live vicariously through the photos.

  3. Nancy Kline says:

    Absolutely beautiful. You will so enjoy that room. I have to say, though, that the decanter with Scotch (?) looks like it needs to be refilled! Love looking at all your pictures.

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