Spectacularly Swanky Saturdays: My Ideal Library!

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This month’s theme?

Our Dream Libraries!

I want a book nook! More accurately, I want a “pillow room.” What is a pillow room, you ask? It is an entire room dedicated to books. Ok, clear your mind. Let me (attempt to) paint a picture for you. You open the door and the first thing your notice is the large bay window directly in front of you, with a big cushioned bench in front of it. There are pillows all over the bench, and throw blankets – so many different colors and fabrics. The next thing your eye is drawn to is the sides of the room; both walls are floor to ceiling bookcases, with the shelves being all shapes and sizes. Some are square, some rectangular, some twice as tall as some of the others. All this does is serve to showcase the enormous amount of books the room holds. Then your eyes travel down to the bottom of the bookcase, and you see that while the center of the room is carpeted, the outer rim is a beautiful mahogany hardwood floor. Then you see the ladders – how could you have missed the ladders?? There are two rolling ladders attached to each of the floor to ceiling wall of bookshelves (now the reason for the hardwood floors becomes apparent!). Now your eyes travel to the center of the room, and you finally take in the couches. The couches, the chairs, the pillows – every inch of the room that is not books is somewhere to sit and enjoy said books.

There are no phones, no TVs, no phone chargers, no lap desks … just soft lighting coming from quirky lamps covering the whole room with a soft and glowing light that’s just perfect for all the reading that’s going on in this amazing room <3

Here’s some photos to give you an idea what I’m thinking:

My mismatched shelves!bookshelf1(source – via Apartment Therapy)

My rolling ladder!char moss ed(source – via Charlotte Moss, Elle Decor)


My Bay Window!baywindow
(sourcevia Patchwork Urchin)

Some Floor Pillows!
pill1  pill2
(source – via Urban Outfitters)  (source – via Guia Para Decorar)

Some Comfy Chairs!
chair1  chair2
(source – via Neiman Marcus) (source – via out came the sun.)

Some Big Comfy Couches!
couch1  couch2
(Source – via Elite HTS) (Source – via Pottery Barn)

*sigh*

Maybe someday!! Can’t wait :))


If you’d like to find out more information about Swanky Spectacularly Swanky Saturdays, click here! It’ll give you all the information you need to join in next month, when we discuss our Most Anticipated New Release of the summer!

Check out the other swank ladies’ dream libraries!
Brittany @ Please Feed the Bookworm
Kelly @ Live, Love, Read
Emily @ Midwestern Book Nerd
Lauren @ Between the Pages
Chelsea @missprissy12

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  1. Haha ours are all so different!! This is great Lindsey!! I don’t know how you could live with the labyrinth of that bookshelf though!! My OCD was screaming just looking at a picture of it. Gahaha!