Oct 7, 2009

Barbie Dream House- Bedroom

So Hubs and I are building a home (whenever we have some money, so probably the tenth day of never, but anyway).  I started compiling my idea book about 3 years ago.  So without further adieu, the master bedroom!

As I have told ya'll previously, I am an extreme bibliophile.  I read books at stoplights (well, the great state of Tennessee took my legal texting away).  I need bookcases, because much to my tightwad fiscally conservative mama's dismay, I refuse to use my library card and buy books instead.  Unlike this lovely bedroom (courtesy of Southern Living), my bookcases will be crammed with books.  Not candles.  I can just picture me curled up surrounded by my beloved tomes all within reach. 

To contrast with all the lovely white built-ins, I think a deep chocolate brown such as this living room will be such a cozy contrast, as the bookshelves prevent the brown from being too dark, and vice-versa.

Then combine with by warm sunny Pottery Barn bedding, with a touch of brown (and yes, I registered for this bedding with my future bedroom in mind).


Now I am ready to crawl into bed with some hot tea and a book.  Actually I am always ready to crawl into bed with tea and a book. 

Do ya'll have dream house notebooks?

8 comments:

  1. Love Love the bookcases around the bed -- also my master bedroom dream sceneario. I just had to purchase extra bookcases for my spare bedroom to house my habit last month!

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  2. Ahhh I'm the same way. I can not wait to have a house full of bookcases to hold all my beautiful books!

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  3. After stuffing every bookshelf in the house to its limits, I am completely out of space for my books. My dream is to have one of those two-story libraries in my house in dark wood with heavy curtains that I can close and lots of comfortable places to curl up.

    I am loving that bedroom, too!

    P.S. The "unusual" gift items on my post from yesterday came from Harriet Carter (also online)!

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  4. That would look so cozy. Do you always keep the books that you read? I have started exchanging some through paperbackswap. I only do that if I don't think I would ever want to re-read the book. Also, have you considered painting the inside of the shelves a different color? Our shelves are white on the outside frame (and the walls are white) but the insides of the shelves are dark brown/black. I think it looks nice. And of course now I am stuck b/c it would be such a pain to re-do. :)

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  5. I only keep the books I want to re-read, then take the rest to McKays (www.mckaybooks.com), the best used bookstore ever! This however, is counter-productive because I always take a credit and end up with more books!

    I love the idea of painting the inside a different color, or even papering the inside with a graphic print. I would love to see pics of yours. Speaking of, may I have an invite to your blog? Thanks!

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