Monday, August 27, 2012

Library Reveal

We converted our never-used guest bedroom into a library.  This room is the perfect place for Shelley and me to read and study.


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I threw this post together rather quickly, and I do not like the photos.  I should not have used flash.  I will post about the details of this room either tomorrow or Wednesday, and hopefully I will take better pictures!  :/

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Blessings!
Ricki Jill

36 comments:

  1. Very lovely Ricki - that little foot stool is a perfect westie size.

    Have a great week and enjoy your new space,
    All the best,
    Katie
    www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

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  2. How fun is that swing?! What a cozy place to curl up and read.

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  3. The table in front of the swing is divine, but all of the thoughtful details of cushions and lamps are perfect too. Enjoy the reinvented space.

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  4. It's a beautiful room and you will really enjoy it! I would love to get our bookcases up in our library....but it waits for something else! lol Enjoy your week!

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  5. It's a lovely room Ricki Jill! I love the red walls. That's a cute little foot stool too. Hubby is off today taking an educational course. It seems so weird to be alone for the day. It's like he is back working and gone all day. So I'm blogging, crocheting and maybe will do some work later. It's tough being retired. Have a lovely day and thanks for showing us your library room.

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  6. My goodness!! I also just did a post on my art books. It's embarrassing how many I have. Thought you might like to peruse the titles. Do you have any of these?

    I know what you mean about taking pictures at night. I really try not to do that too but when the pressure is on to do a post... sometimes you have to. I didn't even realize they were taken at night, Ricki Jill. Really. They are quite good.

    And the neatness of your house is incredible, I might add!

    Good for you. Best wishes, Linda

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2012/08/art-book-collection.html

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  7. Great time a day Ricki Jill this is off the chain fantastic.Is that a swing?...yall be just "ah swingn'".

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  8. I love the swing what a great idea. I see lots of cozy time ahead this winter.

    Hugs,
    Laura

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  9. Love that wall color; reminds me of raspberry sherbert. Very nice library and study.

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  10. Oh what a wonderful room to sit and read.
    Love that swing!!!
    I would love to see it with a glow of the lamps on in the evening. I bet with those walls it glows beautifully in the evening.
    You picked great styling decor, the horse painting and all those ribbons... Very cool!
    Enjoy it!!!
    Amy

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  11. What a beautiful room. I love to see pictures of your rooms because there are always unexpected and creative touches that always work so well together. I guess that's what comes from having an artist's eye--you make it look so easy.

    I love seeing what other people have on their bookshelves. Of course I recognize a few but I find myself squinting to see if I can make out the titles of the rest!
    Carole (Stapes)

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  12. Oh my gosh I don't know where to start. Love the 2 chairs at the desk and adore the coffee table! Well done. :o)

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  13. Oh I love it, that red is such a pretty shade!

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  14. what a great place to read really loving the antique book shelf

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  15. It's so nice to have a space for reading and studying. Love that coffee table.

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  16. Beautiful! Oh you lucky girls!

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  17. What a great space! I love the table...perfect for so many projects.

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  18. How nice to have a place just for you girls. You have used some interesting pieces in the room. The bookcase is gorgeous and the coffee table is unique in a good way. I bet there will be a lot of creativity dreamed up in that room. -------- Shannon

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  19. Looks great! And tell Shelley her room looks terrific. Chickie and I just redid her room, paint, etc. What a transformation!

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  20. love love love it! oh and i looked for cheap ankle boots...didn't find any :(

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  21. I love the red walls in the library, Ricki Jill. Isn't it nice to have a place where you can read and think? When we moved from our huge house into a smaller one, I no longer have a library, and I miss that. I am wondering, where did all the ribons come from?
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  22. Absolutely love the library...the color, the furniture, your book shelves. Very nice!!!

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  23. Beautiful room and very functional! Love how you displayed all the medals and ribbons! I can handle the rain but I am terrified of strong winds because of the many tall trees in the backyard. I get so nervous when I see them swaying. I hope it does not get too bad.

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  24. You just have the coolest pad ever Ricki! I love this room, and what cute special treasures all around. Thanks for sharing:)

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  25. I think the pictures look fine, we are our own worse critique! What a perfect room to get away, I love the cart and the one glass door cabinet!

    Carol

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  26. LOVE this space!!!!! : ) The cart is awesome...everything says YOU!!! : ) Your creativity always astounds me! Happy READING to you all! Take a look...it's in a book : ) (one too many episodes of Reading Rainbow : ) (hugs)

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  27. What a great use for this space. I love the cart and equestrian theme.

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  28. Ricki, the library turned out beautiful. I love it. I know you and Shelley will spend a lot of time there.

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  29. Love it! And how darn cute is that footstool!
    Pam

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  30. Oh what a beautiful room. I am sure you will spend a lot of reading time in there!

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  31. Oh I am so jealous of that old luggage cart! A friend of mine has one as a coffee table and I always think it is awesome! the room turned out so great, it looks so inviting to curl up and read a bit!

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  32. This is a truly wonderful space, Ricki Jill! I love the hanging bed -- what an inviting place to read (or nap....lol). The luggage cart is perfect, creating visual images of many great travels & tales of touring by train!

    Carol

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  33. Oh, I love this room. I just love the bed/swing and the coffee table is sooooo neat. Wonderful place to chill out and read. Thanks for sharing, Ginger

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  34. These extra photos and angles are awesome, Ricki Jill!
    I love that little heart needlework you did too.
    Forgot to mention that on the other post!
    YOU ARE THE BEST.
    Thanks for sharing~~~

    xoxoxox
    A

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  35. I love the swing! Such a great looking room to go and enjoy reading.

    Dee

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