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A Wall of Books


Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie of all time.  I've loved it ever since I was a child... the storyline, the songs, the warm and fuzzy feeling I get when Belle and the Beast fall in love.  But even still, I think my favorite part of the movie is when the Beast gives Belle her very own library.  I can still remember seeing it for the first time.  It was far more magnificent than anything I could have ever imagined.  The towering walls, the winding staircases, the shelves upon shelves of colorful books-I dreamed of a day when something similar would be mine.  That dream is still one I have to this day, and these designs excite me to think it could some day become a reality.

The library loft is my favorite.
via MyHomeIdeas

Divine, isn't it?
via House Beautiful
But if the loft is not a possibility, you can get a similar effect with a wall of books in your home office.
via DecorPad
designed by Jan Showers

I love this library nestled up right beside the kitchen.
designed by Mary Evelyn McKee
Lighting is everything.  Especially in a library.
designed by Ashley Goforth

It's all about the ladder.  And the dramatic chartreuse curtain isn't so bad either.
via DecorPad

Doesn't this charming room look like a place you'd like to snuggle up and read?
via Southern Accents

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