“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.” - Anna QuindlenMost of my decorating choices (and ultimate furniture purchases) have always revolved around finding enough space to host my evergrowing book collection. I am and always have been a voracious reader. And for me, books are by far the hardest to let go of. Although I confess, even I undertake the occasional, very limited (!) book purge for the sake of keeping my rad 50s bookcases.
Good thing then, that the planned kitchen overhaul has freed up one of the Tomado Holland shelves...
I have just the right nook for it in the living room.
For now, it's holding a small part of my art and archeology books, my stash of Living etc magazines from 2010, some random paperbacks (the ones small enough to fit that middle shelf) and of course, the stunningly beautiful Penguin Classics hardcover collection.
As my teak bookcases are almost filled to the brim, this makes for an ideal extension.
And that empty space underneath the Tomado, you're asking ?
Worry not ! I'm certainly not going to let it go to waste. I might just have thrifted a little something that would be perfect for that corner...