Bold Painted Library Dreams

It has been a long while since I’ve done a round-up post but with just 45 day before we close on the new house and not very much beauty to share at our current house (as you can image.) I’ve spent a lot of time dreaming about things to come and even more time on Pinterest. In between filling nail holes and packing boxes I thought I’d share a little inspiration for the new house. The library in particular.

Right now this is the room I am most excited about getting my hands on. Maybe it’s the built-ins galore or all of the room for my West German Pottery collection but either way I can’t get this room out of my mind. Ever since my  blue mantel experiment I’m hook on the idea of going bold in this room. Have a look at some of my inspiration.

Lindsey Carol Harper

Meredith Heron

Charles Spada

The Design Daredevil

Achitectural Digest

Elle Decor

Nicole LaMotte

Angie Hranowsky

Now all I have to do is pick a color… Easy, Right? What color would you choose?


  1. OMG RED! RED! Pick red!!! 😀

    • Haha, do you feel strongly about that?

      • Red is the best colour of all! 😀 I know it can be very hard to make a bigger amount of red work in interiors (I mean actual red walls, not just pillows and rugs and artwork), but for a library it would be great – stunning and perfectly liveable.

  2. Angie Freeman says:

    I love the dark green. It’s beautiful.
    I also like the shiny black, but I can only imagine how it will show dust.

  3. Karen says:

    Red or Navy. That being said, which ever color you choose will be amazing!!!

  4. Maggie, whatever you do, will be amazing. Can’t wait to see.

  5. Linda says:

    How about a bright orange red coral color.

  6. I’d pick the navy! I’m on a navy kick right now tho 🙂 Red would be my second choice, followed by the aqua. Or maybe a darker eggplant purple… 😉
    However, the floors look to be an interesting orange-ish color (red oak?). So whichever color you choose, make sure the floor color doesn’t oppose it!
    Can’t wait to see the final color!

  7. Sojourner says:

    I love the greens. But maybe you could find a fabulous carpet first, and then decide. Easier than
    the reverse.

  8. BILLIE LOW says:


I'd love to hear what you think!

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