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Book Nooks

Posted on: June 17, 2011


Readers of this blog will perhaps have noted that I am a bibliophile, a lover of BOOKS. We all collect something … Yet it is AMAZING how books have become a Decorating Idea. Take, for instance, The Strand Bookstore (a BIG favorite to visit either in person or via mail order) in New York City:

Do you notice the BOOKS BY THE FOOT advertisement?? (You can click on the above image to go there.) Not only will The Strand “assemble” you “a great book collection,” they can also RENT you a book collection! Only in New York do you encounter some of these scenarios on a regular basis: “Strand … has every kind of book you might need to design your set, stage your model apartment, or create that perfect look for your photo shoot.”

Another site will sell books by the yard ! BOOK DECOR specializes in “designer leather-bound books”.

Just look at this GORGEOUS room (all that sumptuous wood!); it invites you to slip into that leather chair by the windows, doesn’t it?

As an aside, I see no shades on the arched windows at the back, and venetian blinds on the window at the right. BOTH will let in a tremendous amount of leather-harming UV rays, depending on which direction the windows face. Perfect example of what might be done with cellular shades! Light Diffusing fabrics would allow in light, without beating the sun’s rays on all that leather, wood, and wool (surely the carpet in this lovely room is not synthetic…).

Here’s a lovely example of what can be done with a long window topped by an arched area, when using Cellular Window Shades:

As you can see, their solution was to LEAVE the upper portion uncovered — yet you still see the “divided lights” of the window through the cellular fabric.

Anyway, we’d love to hear from other book lovers — give us photos of your fabric rooms; send us lists of your favorite books; give us your decorating challenges!

Here’s Amazon.com’s solutions to “Decorating with Books“; Home & Garden‘s blog features an inventive “serving cart” movable book shelf; and this couple seems to arrangement their books BY THE DUST JACKET COLOR, which gives a definitive look to the walls. A nice New York Times article on a book buyer/collector (click on the “extra photos” for more pictures) will round out our Book Nooks chat! And to save your collection, whether new or antique, from the fading effects of the sun, check out our website.

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