We recently moved into a new home. (yay!) I have always wanted a library and now I have one, kinda.
The thing is, it's really tiny. It was supposed to be the "home office" Not being a huge fan of piling all my junk on a desk right by the front entry, I decided to make it into my dream library...
I do everything backward. Dunno why, I always have. It builds character, I suppose. Also, I wanted to be sure of the placement before I paint the walls, place the molding, hang the light fixture and put the rug down...okay the rug thing was an oversight, I was so excited I forgot. There is a pile of oriental rugs in my garage waiting for strong men to help me put them under the furniture in the house. They are HEAVY, I tell you!
The symmetry is the thing...my home has none in the first place...really. I cannot seem to make this particular room flow. The walls are all cattywampus and at odd angles. *sigh*
In case you missed him, you can see my beloved Atticus resting in the velvet chair. He likes the way it grabs his fur and holds onto it! He deserves velvet, though. He is a former stray who had been badly, severely abused. We love him so! What's a library without a cat I ask you?
Another conundrum, if you will, is that the rest of my home is more French and Belgian-ish. I was thinking about recovering the velvet chair in linen and painting the frame grey? I LOVE the French leather chair in the other corner, though. It's torn and ratty but I'm sure it has a fabulous story to tell! Thanks to my photography skills (nonexistent) and the fact I am taking photos with my cell phone, the colors are a bit off. The chair, for example, is a light cognac.
After looking at the photographs I decided to remove the large painting to the right of the mirror and replaced it with the matching eagle convex mirror that is on the left. I like it better. More nail holes to fill...*sigh*.
Any advice, Bloggers on High?