After sending Meghan some pics of our favorite reading spots around our house and after reading my friend Amanda's fun show-and-tell post about her craft closet last week, I started thinking about bookshelves.
Here's one I've been drooling over for quite some time now:
I have no idea what it was originally intended for--dish rack, maybe? But I LOVE the way Sharilyn from Lovely Design uses it for holding her daughter's books. I am on the lookout for one just like this. (You should click through and check out her blog--I am constantly looking at her home for design inspiration! She's amazing!)
I thought I'd share a few of our bookshelves--we have many spots for books around the house. Here are a few favorites:
This is supposed to be used as chair, but every time Juliet sits in it, she falls over. So we use it for books, instead. Ben brought it back from Uganda when Juliet was still a baby.
This is the book rack next to my computer desk. It holds all the books "in the batter's box" so to speak. These are the books I intend to write posts about, but somehow never get around to!
This is the ikea bookshelf in Juliet's room. As you can see by the stuffed-to-the-limit drawers, we really don't own enough stuffed animals. I should do something about that.
And lastly, this is the shelf in my bedroom. I keep some of the older, more fragile vintage books in here. Also some of the books that I'm saving for when Juliet is older. I think there might be one or 12 baby name books on that shelf, too.
I just read a really interesting post about children's home libraries (at Nursery Notations) that features pictures of really incredible book rooms like this one of Kelly Wearstler's home. (featured in Cookie Magazine last year).
My house is not big enough to devote an entire room to books, but I do like looking at them!
What do you store your books in? Tell me about them!