Friday, November 13, 2009

The Dusty Bookcase


The first room our guests usually are welcome to is the library. It also serves as Brian's office and our family room. The biggest in the house, after the kitchen, it's the most used. We had bookcases built to Brian's specific requirements. His collection amounts to almost 4,000 books and he did not want any wasted space. Unfortunately, the library can only contain half of his collection, therefore more bookcases will have to be built elsewhere in the house. The previous owner had this room decorated using high quality wall paper, Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wall Paper. The Victorian esthetics are very present in this room, emphasizing hight, texture, rich and dark colours and patterns. The green marble effect is a "faux finish" and the lower brown part is embossed wall paper painted and glazed. I think William Morris would be very pleased.











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