Hi everybody and welcome to the third edition of Pinterest Friday! One Friday a month we comb our Pinterest boards to pick out our favorite spaces and design ideas. This month, because both of us are voracious readers and book lovers, we decided to do a roundup of the dreamiest bookshelves we’ve seen. If you’d like, you can check out previous Pinterest Fridays here.
Yes please! This is such a pretty space with its tall windows and curved shelf–add a cozy chair and I’d never leave.
The varying shelf heights make this visually interesting, and I really like the way art, objects and textiles have been incorporated into these shelves (but that it’s still primarily books).
From Domino Magazine originally, but image found here
Man, this is so amazing that I don’t even care that there doesn’t seem to be a way to reach those upper shelves. I’d happily clamber right up the front of them if I could have this in my house.
When we were in London we stayed in a great flat where most of the doors had bookshelves above them. Space was at a premium, so it was practical, but there was also something really magical about it, and it’s a modest detail that I’m really drawn to:
[I can’t find a proper source for this. If anyone knows where it originated, let me know and I’ll add it in–giving proper credit is important to us!]
Speaking of magical, I’ve got two words for you: library ladder. Can’t you just picture yourself braving the top rung to pull out an old tome, blowing a cloud of dust off to discover a first edition, or crumbling pages filled with ancient family secrets?
And finally, I love the grand scale and architectural detail in these shelves:
Thanks for perusing our bookshelf pin collection! And speaking of perusing our pins, we’ve recently combined our Pinterest accounts into one account for Red House West. If you’re a Pinterest user, you should follow us! Have a great weekend everyone!