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  • March 27th, 2007 | 8:07 AM
Book pics

Just a quick posting of some of the books in the new house. This is the library. The wall to the left of the picture wraps around and there are two more bookcases there plus the TV. On the right there are more bookcases as well. We painted this room red before we moved in. New furniture is on its way, a camelback couch and a pair of leather chairs. Eventually we'll redo the fireplace mantle/tile. (The entire house was a formal Italian style which isn't us.)
 

And these are the bookcases in my office.


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slatts
March 27th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
GOT BOOKS?
susanwrites
March 27th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Just one or two. :-)
ca_bookwyrm
March 27th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm jealous! I don't have all my books out of storage, but even if I did they wouldn't fill up that much space.

Lucky!
susanwrites
March 27th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
That doesn't include the ones in my husband's office (4 bookcases) or the one upstairs. I feel very lucky. I'm so grateful my husband is a booklover too!
jgurtler
March 27th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Now that is alot of books!

You have a LIBRARY. How cool is that?

Janet
susanwrites
March 27th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
Very, very cool! We bought the house to have room for the books.
lkmadigan
March 27th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! I love your red walls and your shelves.

It's very nice to see you around LJ again, too.

:-)
susanwrites
March 27th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks on all counts. It's good to be back. I missed so much I'll never catch up.
kateshort
March 27th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, Susan! It looks lovely! :D

How long do you think it will be before you need to add more additional bookshelves? ;P
susanwrites
March 27th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
Uhm, we've already filled up the libary and my husband's office. I only have a few shelves left in my office. So I guess, like now? Oh, and the cookbooks in the kitchen.

We're going to do built-ins in the library but I don't think we'll gain any room at all with them. I suppose the time will come when we will have to purge ...

Thanks!
cat_mcdougall
March 27th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
I'm really beyond envious. That's like my dream room right there.
susanwrites
March 27th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
It's our dream room, too. I'm not kidding when I say we bought the house for the books.
We don't have kids where we have to worry about the school district but we did need to have a room big enough for a library. The books make it a home for us. That why the TV is in there too.

We have a living room but I confess I haven't the foggiest idea what to put into it. :-)
d_michiko_f
March 27th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
I have MAJOR envy!!!!!
desayunoencama
March 27th, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
I have DOUBLE MAJOR envy!

:-)
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jodyfeldman
March 27th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
**jaw drops in awe**

and cool sticker
susanwrites
March 27th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
thank you! (I should be mailing your package soon!)
de_scribes
March 27th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
I am completely salivating over here. It looks bigger than my local public library! :O So cool!
susanwrites
March 27th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you and I love your icon!
boreal_owl
March 27th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
I envy you; your office has a door!!!
susanwrites
March 27th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
It actually has 4 doors. Which is both good and bad. My office is the old sunroom so there are French Doors from the living room to my office, French Doors from the library into my office, and two patio doors to the backyard.

But I knew I wanted to be in the middle of things downstairs as well as have a view. The challenge is in rearranging things so it mostly looks neat. Hahahaha
fabulousfrock
March 27th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
Ahhh...like everyone else, I'm so jealous of all those bookshelves!! I have to restrain my book-buying due to lack of shelvage...
susanwrites
March 27th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
I totally understand. This is heaven for us though I am discovering that I don't have storage in this house for much more than books. But hey, what else do you really need, right?
jkcarter
March 27th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
Wowzers! Shelf envy here.
susanwrites
March 29th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
LOL. I love my library.
bluemalibu
March 27th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
LOVELY!
dlgarfinkle
March 27th, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
You weren't kidding when you said you had a lot of books. Wow!

I love the wooden beams on the ceiling too.
susanwrites
March 29th, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
Nope, not kidding at all. :-)

I love the wood beams too. I have them in my office but for some reason they painted them WHITE. Grrr! Eventually I would like to have them natural again. These are the same people who put in skylights in my office, then just closed them up. And high windows that they boarded up from the outside. We're at least opening the windows back up but the sky lights will have to wait a couple of years until we put on a new roof.
ex_dotificu
March 27th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
I LOVE your library! Is that a working fireplace? Mmm, I am covetous.

And yay for your sticker!
susanwrites
March 27th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, a working fireplace, albeit a gas one.

I'm thinking of a wood mantle/surround to match the beams. Not sure about the tile.
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