Being smart is stylish!
With today's trend of open kitchens for entertaining, why not convert those old dining rooms or upgrade your office space to include a well appointed library.
A home library can be both stylish as well as full of your favorite books. Invest in some leather bound classics to include with the rest of your collection. Brass and marble bookends lend another touch of luxury. Library bookshelves are also great places to show off global treasures and prized possessions.
Brass combined with leather hardbound editions or beautifully illuminated antique books is a timeless look! A lot of Victorian novels, like this antique copy of Lucile, are especially lovely. Though rare, it is still possible to find gorgeous gilded novels with incredibly stunning bindings.
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Bookshelves are also a perfect place to show off global treasures, discoveries from travel or heirlooms and antique collections. They're an ideal place to show off your personality. Stacking a few books horizontally versus vertically adds some extra visual interest and creates a small vintage vignette.
These King Tut Pharoah Bust Bookends are both functional as well as unique and interesting. They're heavy weight keeps books secure and their details are quite eye-catching.
These bookshelves were built in to a basement nook to house the owners collection of automotive books, egyptian mysteries, vinyl records model cars, and treasures from around the world. It's an eclectic mix that shows of the personality of the family members.
When it comes to timeless classics like the Greek poets or Shakespeare why not invest in gorgeously bound and gilded editions that can be passed down from generation to generation? We also love a great classic mystery!
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The luxe look isn't just for grownups too either. Investing in vintage books or well bound classics makes a wonderful baby shower gift or idea for the nursery! Children can read these books as they grown and then pass them down to their families.This Young Folks Library collection has cheery colors perfect for a kids room and a sleek mid century look.
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