October 06, 2010

A Tour of My House: The "Library"

This is an odd sort of space. Its not really a 'room', its kind of like a really big open hallway/entryway. We didnt want to use it as an office since the computer is pretty much our lifeblood around here and we didnt want to put it in a corner. Cuz then how would I watch Project Runway on mylifetime.com? From the computer chair? No thanks. We have it in the living room. Anyway, here are some pictures...

Before: A plain open space. So much potential!
After: A colorful reading area!
I wanted to hang the paintings with a sort of a gallery feel.
The kid books are here on the lower shelves.
The taller bookcase is organized by color courtesy of Bradley. I love it, such a cool idea.
I swiped these oversize jacks from my Mom. Arent they the coolest? Ive loved them since I was a babe.
A closer look:
The YELLOWs
The ORANGEs
The GREENs
The REDs
This corner gets a lot of use!
I might make some big cushy pillows to throw down in the corner. What do you think?

13 comments:

Bonnie said...

I love it! Such a good use of space and functional too. Love the pictures on the wall. Way, Way, cute.

Nichole said...

I love the color coded books...so totally my favorite!! And can you please make the pillows? they are my favorite and add such a lived in feel to any room in my opinion. Love it Aut!

Laura said...

I've totally been checking to see your house tour! This space is awesome I LOVE the books...both for the big kids and little! Plus the paintings are totally awesome. The whole space looks professionally designed! Can't wait for more!

krissy said...

Love Love Love it!!!!

Terina said...

Ummmmm Pretty much love it! And YES make some big floor pillows! I made one for Croix's room that he flops on and looks at books.

Lincoln and Alisia said...

Love it!

Sherrie said...

I color coded my bookshelves in our townhouse and took so much flack for it. My library loving friends couldn't break away from the "organize by subject or author" method. Everything looks lovely, and pillows never disappoint.

JJ said...

LOVE! Love all of it! Organization by color, use of the space, all of it! Is this where the floor cushions will go?

Ben said...

Stop being so creative and talented. You're making the rest of us look bad! :)

Shalyce said...

Love it! The paintings look so good. It looks like such a fun cozy place. Definitely go for the pillows!

Laura said...

You are banned from the beach today as I need more pictures...curtains...boys rooms..kitchen...those cute boys COME ON!

Rachel said...

oh my, i love the color coded books. i might have to steal that one. It is great to see how this space turned out - perfect!

Lauren said...

THIS IS AMAZING!! Wish I was coming for dinner...