Books, Baby!


As you may know, I'm an unashamed Francophile. My obsession with Paris in particular is legendary, which never really meshed too well with the hard-lined Minimalist sensibilities that were drummed into me during many fateful years of architecture school.

But now that my eyes have been opened to the world of rustic chic, dagnammit I want a spiral staircase that can double as my bookcase, and I won't settle for anything less! Of course, being able to actually afford a multi-level Parisian apartment is possibly a few decades away (at least!), but at least I'll have the chance to accrue a respectable amount of books in the meantime.


Right now however, I'll happily settle for a little bit of Hot Library Smut. Yeah I said what you think I said. Smut. I promise the link is safe for work and that your retinas will not be burned in any way. I also promise that if you have a fetish for books and libraries in general, this is little slice of heaven for you. Library Heaven.


One day, when I can afford that multi-storey Parisian apartment, I presume I'll also be able to afford an abode that has at least one room boasting full height bookcases on all four walls (I'll make an exception for a bay window mind you, I'm not completely unreasonable!)

But when I say full height, it is of course inferred that my multi-level Parisian apartment will somehow have miraculously high ceilings too. Of course! The vaulted ceiling is optional I suppose, but one or two wouldn't hurt. Unless...

[...to be continued]



20 comments:

un bel oiseau said...

Oh wow...drooling right now. wow, a girl can dream right? ahhh books :)

Helen said...

oh wow this is amazing. it is my dream to have a library in my house - when i have a library i'll know i've made it haha

Salut! chou chou said...

Parisian house!! How I wish I could have something just like that and FULL of books.

Sara said...

Yum! Can "Yum" be used in reference to the Library Smut page? Because that's the first thing I thought. LOVE the smell of books and libraries!

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

Sounds fantastic! Love that spiral stair shot too!!! It made me think maybe I could use my regular staircase in the same way...,

wouldn't the the same...

Fidgeting Gidget said...

I am a whore for beautiful bookcases! I want the one on the bottom....beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Ali said...

Wow.

That spiral stair/bookcase is bad ass. I don't know if I have enough books to make it all the way down!

Rebecca said...

wow! i had an apartment back east that had a spiral staircase...it was great, but not as lovely as this.

White Rabbit said...

More smut! I demand more library smut!

I'm assuming that being a fellow Francophile that you have sampled the incredible, magical and amazing Shakespeare & Co bookshop?

Diane J. said...

You had me at the first picture. What a wonderful dream. I don't care if it's a house in Paris, so long as I can have that spiral staircase and all the books. With all the books in my home, I think I could fill a few staircases. I can easily envision myself sitting on those stairs sniffing, fondling, and reading all the books.
I just posted about my love of books last week.
Thanks for giving me a new place to envision when I'm daydreaming.

Brandi said...

I love that spiral staircase with the books...A woman after my own heart. I fantasize all the time about having a room just devoted to books in my future home...

poet said...

*want want want* This is lovely! But I'm getting there, I'm getting there: I recently brought a suitcase full of books from Europe...

Greetings,
poet

Brown Sugar Babies said...

WOW ... that is fabulous. Too bad I rent ... by the time I laid out all my books like that on my steps - it would be time for me to move!ROFL

Rebecca said...

oh, i am obsessed with bookcases. these photos are so indulgent!

Lucy C said...

Wow! I stopped at the first picture for a minute just becuase it was so georgous! These are all amazing. I must go and find myself a bigger house right now :) Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Leigh said...

drooling over the spiral staircase/bookcase. i also love books. a lot.

Midassa said...

You need this bookcase! I'm sure they could spiral it out for you.

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/at-europe/at-europe-london-closeup-the-amazing-staircase-042543

PinkLizzy said...

Beautiful Beautiful books! I love them.

Sara Hopp Harper said...

Mmm...I can smell all the old paper, ink, and leather from here. Oh, the library smut!!

happy moments said...

i am obsessed with Paris too. So good to hear I'm not alone