Pictures of books make me sit up and pay attention.
I can critique libraries as enthusiastically as any fashionista can pan and praise the red carpet dresses.
Here are my favorites:
Nigella Lawson’s library is definitely used.
It could use a little order, but this picture makes me comfortable.
I understand the stacks.
The books look read. I like this. I like the guitar playing too.
Well done, Keith Richards!
Jimmy Stewart’s – I loved the books, but not the furniture.
Too much chintz, it that’s what it is.
Julianne Moore’s – Light and inviting space. Good chairs.
Tory Burch’s – Comfortable. I could see some serious reading
at the table, and casual reading in the chairs.
Michael Jackson’s – Polished wood, fireplace, chairs.
What’s not to like?
I did not like:
Oprah’s – I know Oprah reads.
But, a designer did this library based on color.
So many linear feet of red books.
While I like the idea of books as decoration,
I don’t like it when they are *solely* for decoration.
Jane Fonda’s – The books do look read, but the space
is sterile and barren.
Sting’s – I love the idea of a two-floor library.
But. This looks like it is strictly for show. No thanks.