All the Crannies and All the Nooks!

If I were ever to find myself in a position to build my dream home (especially my dream library), I’d be in such trouble! I thought things were bad when I was limited to whatever my imagination could cook up, but then Pinterest came along and I am so doomed.

Let’s pretend for a minute that I’m more than a thousandaire (my husband’s term!).

Do I go Mediterranean? French? Japanese? Modern? I love all those styles—Clearly, “eclectic” is the way to go. Er… the way to continue. “Eclectic Tuscan” is the style du jour at my house, with emphasis on the eclectic part.

I love our little house, don’t get me wrong! It would take millionaire status to convince me to move, and then it would have to be to THE perfect house in THE perfect place.

I would also have to be able to hire a gardener and a maid. Possibly a butler, because Mr. Belvedere ruined me.

When I drool over look at house plans, I start in the garage to find out how hard it will be to get groceries from the car trunk to the pantry. (A pantry is a requirement!) Then I look for the place the library will go.

Let’s talk about that last item. I’ve built myself a substantial morgue file chock full of ideas. I might need more than one library…

A Dream Library to Drool Over!

Here are just a few of my favorites:

“All the Crannies and All the Nooks!” Let’s pretend for a minute that I’m more than a thousandaire, and I could have the most awesome dream library in the world… [Robin Lythgoe]

This one is scrumptiously classic. And two stories.  (Unknown source)

“All the Crannies and All the Nooks!” Let’s pretend for a minute that I’m more than a thousandaire, and I could have the most awesome dream library in the world… [Robin Lythgoe]

So modern. So classy and open. (Unknown source)

“All the Crannies and All the Nooks!” Let’s pretend for a minute that I’m more than a thousandaire, and I could have the most awesome dream library in the world… [Robin Lythgoe]

This one indulges my loves for two-story bookshelves, awesome windows, tons of plants, and beautiful rug. It needs a comfy reading chair! (From onekindesign.com)

“All the Crannies and All the Nooks!” Let’s pretend for a minute that I’m more than a thousandaire, and I could have the most awesome dream library in the world… [Robin Lythgoe]

I could live with having my office in the library. On second thought, it’s a requirement. I need all my books handy! (Unknown source)

“All the Crannies and All the Nooks!” Let’s pretend for a minute that I’m more than a thousandaire, and I could have the most awesome dream library in the world… [Robin Lythgoe]

And this one, by interior designer Heide Hendricks, because it looks so cozy and comfy. And it’s a loft! (Via Houzz)

(Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to find original sources for some of these gorgeous rooms. If anyone knows where to give credit, please let me know!)

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Which one is your favorite?
Have you got a dream library picked out? Share in the comments!

“All the Crannies and All the Nooks!” Let’s pretend for a minute that I’m more than a thousandaire, and I could have the most awesome library in the world… [Robin Lythgoe]

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