Bookcases flanking windowTraditional Home Office, Burlington
These built-in bookcases help provide much needed storage in a small home while helping to bounce light into the room from the windows. At night the books are illuminated by the monopoint track fixtures.
Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography
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This antique Cape Cod home in Vermont is another one that was designed around a love of books and reading. Architect Pi Smith used a thick-wall strategy throughout the home to accommodate the large collection. Here in the living room, multiple bookshelves create a cozy library feel.
There's no need to hide your paperbacks. Note how this homeowner pulled them to the front of one of the shelves and stacked them horizontally.Don't forget to dust. At least once a month I give the tops and edges of the shelves and books a quick going-over with a feather duster, and the difference in the room can be felt.See more about paperbacks as accessories
The front door opens directly into the living room, which is the main form of the house."The whole house is a library," Smith says. "Our client is extremely organized, with each room containing different genres of books. She has just as many design books as we have in our office."