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Dreaming of Bookshelves and Writing Desks

 

 

Where has all my text gone to?  I posted this yesterday with a little blurb about how I cannot resist a good bookshelf, wherever it might be in the house.  And how my husband keeps sighing and pointing out the progress of technology in the form of e-readers.  But this morning the text disappeared! Ah well, what use are words when the images speak for themselves?

Working lavishly:

In the in-between spaces:

But where do we get most of the reading done? In the bedroom!

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23 thoughts on “Dreaming of Bookshelves and Writing Desks

  1. I so loved that Guardian Writers Rooms series when it came out in the Saturday review, I used to ask my family in the UK to save the review section for me, someone ought to create a book with images and interviews of writers rooms, that’s a coffee table book I would read from cover to cover.

  2. Marina Sofia – These are gorgeous! I can see why they got you dreaming. My favourite is the fifth one. I love the window and the clean lines of the desk. And I can just see the edge of a bed there. I could move right into that room! I love the ‘staircase bookcase’ too.

  3. I loved all of them! It would be really hard for me to find a favorite, but if I had to, I would think the staircase bookcase would be a good one for me.

  4. Reblogged this on Hannah Meiklejohn and commented:
    Loving these… :-)

  5. I love bookshelves; they have a calming effect :D

  6. I am sold over the bedroom of http://www.home-designing.com. It sets me dreaming, dreaming, dreaming…. I could write my magnum opus there! :D

  7. silverlining09 on said:

    love the bookshelf below the stairs. Talk about maximizing space! Wait till you see where my father built his book shelf – in his restroom!… and that;s among many other spaces in his house. :) He’s really one smart bookworm!

  8. Love the bed space one. That is one space I could definitely work in!

  9. Lovely. Bookshelves are my most favourite furniture. If every wall was lined with books … I’d be in heaven. The fourth picture looked the most authentic to me … like the person who lives there really does read his or her books. :-)

    • Well spotted: that’s the study of Marina Warner, an English writer, rather than just a well-decorated room for a magazine. But I have to admit that in a perfect world I would want home library No. 6 – the chair looks so comfy and inviting, and if there’s a view of Mont Blanc outside as well… Mind you, I’d probably get nothing else done!

      • Oh wow. Thanks for introducing me to another author. I shall have to try and read one of Marina Warner’s books. I already feel comfortable in her home. The view you speak of could have me mesmerized for hours too. I’ve been contemplating moving my office into the attic so that I can loose myself in the view of 30 km of Saxon hills that roll into the Czech Republic. Would I get a lot of work done? :-)

  10. Hi honey :)

    I’ve nominated you for The Beautiful Blogger Award. Please don’t feel obligated to take part, but if you do want to, all the info is here :)

    http://the-view-outside.com/2012/10/31/beautiful-blogger-beautiful-books/

    Xx

  11. Bel Anderson on said:

    I love the bookcases in the space under the stairs – I’m now seriously considering ripping out the cupboard under my stairs (the hoover can go… oh… maybe not then…) ;-) Nice to ‘meet’ you (new follower). Bel

  12. Love the bookshelves around the bed. Funny, I was just thinking of doing that (bookshelves around our bed) over the weekend. Technology is a pain, sometimes. Frustrating when we lose what we write to the whims of the microchip.

  13. Love the kitchen pic, Marina, fab!

  14. love love love bookshelves, and these pics!

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