A Blue Library

“A house that has a library in it has a soul”  – Plato
We've been drooling over this peacock blue library for a while now, via House Beautiful.

I’ve been drooling over this gorgeous blue library ever since I saw it in the June 2013 issue of House Beautiful.  It is so inviting and cozy..perfect for these cold winter days!  The walls and woodwork are painted a deep saturated color- Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue and the ceiling is tented with a Michael S. Smith Indian block fabric, Jasper. How amazing is that!?!  The tufted sofa is upholstered in a blue Schumacher silk velvet… if I was to curl up on that with a good book, I don’t think I’d ever want to leave!  The pair of gold & mirrored tables and wall sconces provide sparkle, while the lighter area rug and roman shade keep the room from feeling too heavy.

 **You can find more of Michael S. Smith’s fabrics here: http://www.jamb.co.uk/jasper-fabrics-by-michael-s-smith
Rich monochromatic color palette: blue library and blue velvet sofa. House Beautiful June 2013.

Lately, more blue libraries have been crossing my path, and I love them all!  
Pine Library - transitional - living room - new york - Cory Connor Designs

At a Chicago apartment decorated by Nate Berkus and Anne Coyle, the library's glossy walls, painted in Farrow & Ball's Off-Black, serve as a striking backdrop for an eclectically framed mix of artwork. The sofa's striped upholstery and an ikat pillow by Madeline Weinrib add graphic touches.
Elle D├ęcor

Designer: Ashley Whittaker via Ashley Whittaker Designs
If you can’t pull the trigger on those dark, saturated blues, how about one of these lighter, muted hues?
Architectural Digest - Cozy blue library.
Architectural Digest

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Books in blue.

I love books…reading them and holding them and turning pages (You won’t find me on a Kindle). Our house has bookcases full of them, and you’ll find an ever-growing stack of books next to my bed.  They also find resting places in baskets, on coffee tables and stools, and on the piano.

Sometimes I forget myself in a book... quote books world imagination reading read real life

This is SO me…

Yes! Except I would end up falling asleep before 4...... :D
Someday I would love to have a library…and most likely, it will be a shade of blue.
Meredith Heron Design - #Hurndale Den in the Feb 2014 Canadian House and Home issue and featured on Elements of Style blog.

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