I spend WAY too much time thinking about my future house. (correction, my future homes). If I am in a new neighborhood, I fantasize about what the inside of the homes look like based off the exterior and start picking finishes that would match this house. Try as I might, I can't turn it off.
When we finally buy a home and move out of Chateau Shittay, the one part of the house I pray I can make work is a dining room library. I really have my heart set on this.
We have already discussed the House of Harvie's mad love for some books.
The idea of sitting down at a large table with candlelight and friends...being surrounded by books. It makes my heart flutter.
You know that lamp has given me all the feels. But so has this whole concept by the incredibly talented Emily Clark. I love the way this room is used as an office, library and a dining room. Let's be honest, how many of us have so much room that we can just designate individual rooms these days for individual purposes?!?
In that same vain, check out the way they section off the space in this large room with the half wall built-ins to designate the dining area/library.
The flow between the rooms is totally flawless.
I think the color palate of the bookshelves is something that just grabs me and makes such a difference in the way the space is perceived. Take the section below. The color of the shelves feels so modern and fresh but adding the beautiful wood table now makes that mix between vintage and modern work so brilliantly.
I love that punch below of the midcentury hair pen legs on the dining table to add that vintage touch to the clean and modern lines of the bookshelf.
Anybody have a dining room library they love to use? Does anyone use their shelves as a sort of "butler's pantry" if so?