I began the Living With Books series with the humble truth that my mother’s interior designs include a little stash of books in every room. As modest as these collections most often are, today seemed a day to tip the scale in the other direction.
Designing a room with books is an act of referential art: the mere presence of a book, without need for melodrama or emphasis, asserts the potential that whole, imagined worlds might, at any moment, unfold within a room. An elegantly styled room is perfectly punctuated by the presence of a biography on Frank Lloyd Wright or Cartier, or a tabletop perspective of the interior design of Charleston, Chicago or Jaipur. With that, the accent of books in a room is yet sublime.
But what of the fantastical?
How fitting is it to have a doorway through books — even a doorway made of books — when books open whole new worlds of possibilities?
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Introducing the series with my family’s traditions: Living With Books
Installment 2: Living with Books 02: Dreamt into Our Travels, Too
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Have you seen great examples of books in homes, travel or otherwise? Let us know in the comments, or find me on Pinterest.
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