3.23.2011

out in the open

I love going into homes where personal artifacts and accessories are openly displayed, especially when in a lovely manner. It evokes a confidence that I find incredibly appealing--that sense that one is not afraid to display their favorite books or their kitchen staples to guests. Oh, how I would love to meet the homeowners of this apartment and climb the ladder to leaf through those books...

...or examine the selection of herbs and spices that they display.

By the way, pretty fabulous kitchen, no? So smart of the homeowners to encase it in glass and make what is a very small home much more open.

(via interieurs)

19 comments:

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

all of these spaces are gorgeous, i love the bookshelves in the first photo! xoxo jcd:: cornflake dreams

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Oh to be that organized!

Did they turn all their books around? They look suspiciously white.

Sarah Morgan said...

So gorgeous! The white library is stunning + welcoming at the same time.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I am utterly obsessed with that glass partition wall- seriously amazing!!

Ambika said...

The herbs n spice jars make a fabulous display!

Edwina@FASHION+ART said...

The paned glass wall is the bomb, isn't it?! The library and herb display is pretty wonderful too. Thanks.

Couture Carrie said...

Love that library/living room!

xoxox,
CC

Ambyr said...

This house is awesome. I agree about the glass, it looks less cluttered too. And the book case idea, I lovvve the ladders.

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vojacque said...

i'd love to have a library of my own one day! these are other creative ideas that i love, if you'd like to check it out:

http://vojacque.blogspot.com/2010/12/one-sixth.html

and

http://vojacque.blogspot.com/2011/03/shelf-it-stack-it-bind-it.html

Verandah House said...

love the fabulous library! you have a fantastic blog glad I found it

Chic Coles said...

First image we love.all the white and have always wanted the ladder.

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

Stunning!! I love the bookshelves and that kitchen is amazing!

Cove and Grey said...

I love how all the books on the bookshelf are neutral! They are probably just turned around but they look great!

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ChicaExtranjera said...

Those ladders are so darling!

Anonymous said...

The colors in these photos are so warm and inviting. Just love everything about them!

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Home Lighting said...

The first picture gives me an inspiration and a clear image on how I want to arrange my books in my room. I hope I can do it in the near future!

Hanny said...

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Really awesome to see your post . It's so pretty .
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