mjj (flemmings) wrote,
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Home libraries for the very rich

This article on home libraries makes dispiriting viewing. "Traditional home library with dark-stained wooden furniture and ornate details"-- and open two floor cathedral ceiling and dark panelling all the way up and and and. Number three is much closer to the kind of rooms I live in, but even so-- where are all these huge high ceilings to be found? Not in my house. Abandoned abbeys, yes.

Which is probably a good thing because seriously, folks, ladders are not for the arthritic.

"Turn the window under the staircase into a cozy reading nook with built-in bookshelves." What window under the staircase? "If it’s spacious enough, a home office can also accommodate a sitting area." That's not a home office, guy, that's a conference room. "It’s a great way of saving space in your home office." And leaves room for the cannon in the front hallway.

Also vertical bookshelves strike me as a very bad idea.
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