Tuesday, July 31, 2012

{library dining rooms ...}

I know that if I could build my dream home my dining room would double as a library! I love the layered look, and there is such comfort in being surrounded by books:









I'll be tucking a few of these into my dream-home file for sure! Would you consider a dining room library combo in your own home?

18 comments:

Trish said...

What a great idea, Ive never actually notice images like these before, but they certainly give a more cosy feeling to the dining room. I love it!!

Dawna said...

I'm with you I love the coziness mixed with the elegance of both those things combined together!
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Shalni @ onthedesignlane said...

It never struck me before, but I love the idea!

Chrissy said...

I would absolutely consider it! It makes the whole space so quaint, inviting and interesting. Plus you will always have something to talk about. xx
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Kelli @ Life at 818 said...

Yes - I have been wanting to do this! My husband is skeptical but I know best ;o)

heronkady said...

Thank you for this post!

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Jessica {The Aestate} said...

Gorgeous. My dream home would have a library/ dining room for sure.

Anonymous said...

No I would not. I find the visual clutter too distracting. I prefer a clean quiet space for dining with friends.

Tara said...

Love the library/dining combination. Always wonder if you need to have a vast collection of hard-covered books though or would any books piled in there look good?

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

This is really good inspiration because I love books and there are so many stacks that one can have around the house. Oooooh to have a space that can accommodate those shelves. One day.

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

I love the idea of a dining room/library combination. I have way too many books and way too little house, so this would work beautifully for me!

Segreto Secrets said...

I have to say I have always like this look as well! My dining room is too small!!

therelishedroost said...

I know I wish I could transfer some of the library shelving to my dining room! So, for now I just stack books on the table and sideboard! Wonderful photos!!!

Mar said...

Definitely the last one is my favourite! In european apartments it's very usual due to the lack of space! But as you show, there's some GREAT solutions!

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emily@boxwoodclippings.com said...

Nancy, I LOVE this look. These are two rooms that are fading in modern times, so why not combine them?! We are house hunting right now and if we buy a house with a formal living room I am going to turn it into dining/library. I think it will be great in the week to use the large table for an office for me and my husband, and then turn it into a dining room on Sunday when the family comes over.

hardydanielle said...

Leaving me speechless! I love all those book shelves...

How2home said...

WOW!! We love built ins..this is a requirement for our future house. It makes the room look so cozy and comfortable. Great round ups :)

Eieihome has a few built in suggestions too (www.eieihome.com/blog/5-built-in-furniture-solutions.html) the kitchen nook is our favorite!

Sharon@house58blog.com said...

Fantastic post. I have had plans to do something similar in my dining room, on a smaller scale.

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