We have recently been featured in the Palm Beach Scout Guide and on their blog. This is what they have to say on their post:
It’s every book lovers dream to have a library in their own home. If you picture walking into your favorite room and having it filled with books, reading nooks, and an overall sense of calm, then it may be time to turn your extra bedroom or living space into a home library.
USE YOUR WALL SPACE
Instead of buying a ton of bookshelves to place in front of the walls, build shelves directly into the walls. This will require some drilling and a bit of extra research (or help from a professional), but the end result will be worth it. Insert shelves from floor to ceiling to give that grand look and create an instant feel of a classic, old time library.
INCORPORATE A SPOT FOR READING
Once you create this gorgeous home library, you’ll want to sit and enjoy it. Be sure to create a space, whether it’s just a nook or a full area, that is filled with seating and an inviting place to enjoy the books filling your walls. If you are limited on space, consider adding a small day bed underneath an open window or place a larger accent chair in the corner.
FILL IT WITH SPECIAL BOOKS
The most important part of the library is the books you fill it with. Instead of filling the space with just any books, splurge a bit on special ones that have meaning to you and your family. Find a shop like RAPTIS RARE BOOKS here in Palm Beach for fine first editions, rare novels, signed and inscribed books, and Landmark books. Even having just a few of these one-of-a-kind items will take your home library from simple to exquisite.
ORGANIZE YOUR COLLECTION
Whether you organize by color, author, or date, be sure to have some sort of organization method for your library. Not only will it be easier for you and your guests to find the books they want, but having an organized space will make you feel much calmer as you sit and read.
ADD A SENSE OF COMFORT
Mix in darker tones and plush fabrics to create a sense of comfort inside your library. You want to create a space that inspires people to curl up and dive into a new world inside the pages of a novel, and a space filled with cozy blankets, warm pillows, and darker hues will help make that happen.