Sconces among Books

October 09, 2012

Hi Beauties! As you all know my love affair with books and libraries in this blog I want to talk about using sconces in libraries.  We had them in our first apartment right when we got married and I fell in love with the look.  They are elegant and classic and brighten up any book shelf.  Here I tried to find a variety of bookcases with different types of sconces.  (I actually had a few more beautiful photos but I could not get their original sources.  Its so difficult sometimes and I hate putting pinterest as my source)

You know, sconces are the modern interpretation of torch lighting along hallways from years ago.  What do you think?  Would you add them to your library? 

room images [ 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 ]

Here are a few that I really like and would totally use.  Isn't that red pagoda one exciting!?! 
sconces [ 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 ]

So? Yes or No?

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  1. OMG. Are you freaking kidding me? Hell yes!! I am dying over the images and options 2 and 6!!!

  2. Yes! Beautiful bookshelves need to be highlighted and adding a light fixture does this perfectly! Love your picks too:)

    I hope that you had a nice long weekend!


  3. Yes yes yes! I want those UO for my bedroom!

  4. The second picture is amazing!!! But I'm DIED when I saw that black desk.

  5. I love all sconces especially 4 and 5. I remember when they were OUT of fashion, and am so glad they are showing up all over the place!
    xo Nancy

  6. Yes please! I've been wanting some for the bookhelves in the family room.

  7. Oh Lordy,
    I'm in love with them all and would never leave my home library if they looked anything like these.

  8. Love these. First I need my own library and I will totally fill it with sconces! And am so into anything brassy or gold right now. Good stuff!

  9. YES YES YES! I love books, love cool libraries, and certainly appreciate well lit ones. This is a great post- with very beautiful libraries, tks for the inspiration!

  10. Holy gorgeous! I am pinning several of these and I just love these types of details!

  11. Love the libraray on the second picture with this mix of gray and brass ♥
    About for the sconces you presented my favorites are the numbers 3, 5 & 6!
    And what I surprise when I saw that the sconce number 3 were linked to the Urban Outfitters online shop ... A very beautiful sconce with a very affordable price!

  12. I really need to add some lighting in my family room. This gives me GREAT ideas!

  13. These are really fantastic ideas!! I love the look of sconces with the rows and rows of books =) Just added this to my dream home list!

  14. I would and have used them in libraries. They make everything more cozy, especially when you have comfortable chairs nearby. I like the second photo the best but also the little eyeball sconce since it doesn't take itself too seriously.

    I agree with Kate Spade declining in quality after LCI bought them. I have an old purse and it's still in great shape. The new stuff doesn't hold up.

  15. I absolutely LOVE this look. What good are books without good lighting. You pulled together some inspiring images, makes me want a library- NOW!


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