One Day, a Library: Top 5

The husband and I were watching A Series of Unfortunate Events the other night. A scene with Justice Strauss’s library came up and I, of course, immediately started wishing I could have a library like that. (Of course I can’t find a good image on Google, but if you’ve watched it, you know what I’m talking about.)

I was surprised when my husband asked if that was the kind of library I wanted–with the wood paneling and the ladder that rolls around. Of course, I said, “Yes!”

He said, “I’m cool with that as long as I get a shelf.”

“Of course! We’ve got to have somewhere to put all the duck books and the natural resources books.”

Basically, I’ve been given a green light. I’m excited to at least be able to day dream about this, even if the library won’t come to fruition for a while. With that in mind, I present a Top 5 libraries I found on Google for inspiration.

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Via Houzz.com

I love the spiral staircase (be still, my heart), the ladder, the paneling–pretty much everything. All it needs is some furniture and a rug to make it cozy.

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Via Zillow.com

In addition to being obsessed with spiral staircases, I’ve always wanted a window seat/window nook to read in. This particular one isn’t something I’d normally go for, but I love how airy it feels. I do love natural lighting.

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Via livingandkitchen.com

This one’s more modern, but I love the idea that it’s in a little nook and cranny with a room behind it. This is just cool. (Also, the lighting.)

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Via Minimalisti.com

This one is probably being a little more realistic. I’ll probably get one wall to do something like this, so one wall with some built in reading space would be amazing!

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Via beeyoutifullife.com

Last, but certainly not least, back to the traditional style. It’s warm, spacious, has a fireplace, and would probably get a bunch of good lighting during the day.

Yes, I definitely blame Beauty and the Beast for this obsession.

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