Nate hasn't gotten to it yet in his series on former house owners (catch up here
if you haven't been reading them) but as has been mentioned a few times, the house was owned by Maxwell Perkins
, famous literary editor of notables such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings to name a few. We will be naming the library in the home after Perkins, and certainly filling it with as many title related to him as possible!
I don't have many shots of the current room, but here's one just to give you an idea:
Doesn't quite do the room justice, it's a really beautiful room. Anyway, I'm working on ideas for new shelves, and I need inspiration! I'm thinking it would be nice to have a combination of glassed-in shelves and open ones, maybe cabinets on the lower part? Here are some things I've found so far:
source unknown and of course, it wouldn't be an inspiration page from me if it didn't feature some shots from domino
Any awesome libraries hiding out there? I need more! Oh, and if you want to talk crazy inspiration, check out some of the libraries featured here