Dining among words

July 19, 2012

In my ideal house my dining room would be surrounded by wonderful bookcases filled with art and books.  By adding bookshelves in the dining room you would be creating a very cozy feel and rebranding it as a multi-purpose room.  Nowadays formal dining rooms are quietly disappearing, which just makes me so sad, but by adding bookshelves you can revive and repurpose  a formal dining room.  I can just envision my family and friends gathered around the table with after dinner drinks trying to solve the world's problems.  True, we would need a lot of books but aren't these images so provocative? (the last image is my all-time favorite!).

Go forth and revive your dining rooms!

What do you think? is it for you?

images (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

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  1. The last one is my fav. It's so Carrie Bradshawesque.


  2. Yes, have always loved this idea!! I'm very partial to book-collecting, but I've got a long way to go to achieve this look!!

  3. We're just in the process of covering our dining room with bookcases :-) now that we've found a 12 ft dining room table - a wonderful craigslist score! We can't wait to cozy it all up with the books!

    1. OMG!! s jealous!!! you are the craigs ist expert!! you need to teach me asap :) Check out this great list of design books to get http://www.theaestate.com/2012/07/lust-list-beaufitul-books.html

  4. Love having books around... They make everything so beautiful!

  5. I like this type of fomral dinning rooms, but in my open space home books, table, sofa...everything is at the same place! but I adooooore most of anything in these pictures are the chairs! aren't them gorgeous? I want to buy the first ones, but a bit expensive for me...
    have a super nice weekend!


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