Welcome to the 265th Metamorphosis Monday!
Thank you so, so much for all the sweet words of congratulations yesterday! If being a grandmother is just half as amazing as you’ve described, I am in for a wonderful journey! 🙂
I was a bit preoccupied this weekend. Truthfully, I had trouble focusing on anything. I know you understand. So, I don’t have a Before and After from here in my home to share. I will real soon though, the project I mentioned in a recent post is completed (Yay) and I just need to finish going through the photos and create the post. I’ll be working on that today so I should be able to share that project this week!
In the meantime, I thought for today I would share a wonderful idea for dining rooms, I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages! It’s a way to transform a dining room into a room with a dual purpose.
What if a dining room wasn’t just a dining room, but was a library, too! Or, what if a library wasn’t just a library, but was also a place for dining and entertaining. Check out these wonderful dining rooms, aka libraries below.
It’s not uncommon to see a small table in a library, a place to open or rest a book for a few minutes while you search for the book you need. Sometimes the table is even large enough to sit down at to read. The rooms below have tables so big, you could throw a dinner party!
Source: NY Social Diary
I can’t imagine anything more wonderful than dining surrounded by wonderful books! A little candlelight would be pretty nice, too! 😉
Books just naturally make a room feel cozy. Don’t you love the coffered ceiling in this library!
The only thing that could make these rooms feel even more cozy was if they had a fireplace blazing away. That I would love!
Source: Elle Decor
What do you think about this, this idea of the dining room acting as a home library, too?
Source: Southern Living
One of the reasons I love the idea so much is because so often formal dining rooms are unused spaces that sit empty until a special occasion comes around, like Thanksgiving or a dinner party.
Source: Charles Faudree
As a library/study/place-to-curl-up-and-read, the room could see daily use by the whole family.
Source: Architectural Digest
Yep, I love this idea. If I ever move to a cottage style home, if the dining room is large enough, I’d love to have it do double duty as a library.
Do you like this idea or do you prefer keeping your dining space completely separate from a library or reading nook?
Looking forward to the Before and Afters linked for this Met Monday!
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