Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Libraries and Hidden doors...


...this is my ideal library!  

I have not posted on our re-building plans recently, but we are having our weekly architect meetings and should be going before the zoning board in our area to have our plans approved in June!   So we are making progress...

One room in our home will be a library and it will be the room in the front/right of our home...I have fallen in love with Windsor Smith's library above...and we would like to have...


...a hidden door behind one of the bookshelves that leads into my husbands closet...our master bedroom closets will border the library on one side...so it will be a perfect back entrance for him!

via meanmaharani blog

Since this room will be in the front and fairly prominent...I am going to have to convince my husband not to go for the dark mahogany look...hopefully, we will get a white and air-y library!  

Such as...

BHG
...I may have to tone down the pink in the above:)

Ashley Goforth


Decor Pad

I Suwannee
Elle Decor

Happy Tuesday!
Caroline


9 comments:

Danielle {freshquince} said...

This is so funny because I was just thinking yesterday and this morning that I would love to have a library, but instead I'm thinking about making a larger bookshelf for the nook that I have. And I love the hidden doors...how fun! Hope you're well! xx Danielle

lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com said...

I need one of those book doors! maybe the teal one...

The Vintique Object said...

Oh my gosh, how fun, Caroline! There is something so comforting about having stacks of books on shelves and all around. The Windsor Smith library is my favorite of the images you posted. And a hidden door? That's just too great for words. Everyone loves a hidden door!
Camille

Carissa Stevens said...

I love the idea of having tall bookshelfs filled to the top with vintage books and old collectables! Fantastic post! I feel inspired now!

Chic Coles said...

What a beautiful post.So many warm and cozy images. What a cool idea to have a hidden door in the libary.

pretty pink tulips said...

Gorgeous images! I love the idea of a secret door into the closet. How very "Mr. Mustard in the Library with the Candlestick" of you!!!!

xoxo elizabeth

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I'd LOVE a hidden door in my house. How cool would that be??? Great images!

Ashley said...

I'm loving the hidden door and I love the color (aqua) of that library! Have a fabulous week! Xoxoxo

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

What great pics! I am trying to find the perfect built ins for our front room right now. I need function, so that calls for some closed storage, but I love the look of all the open shelves!

Can't wait to see more photos of your home. What I have seen so far is wonderful!