Here is the study now with an empty back wall:
And here are some inspiration photos I pulled to show the contractor starting off with this photo from last month's issue of House Beautiful, which is my major jumping off point:
I like the simplicity of the bookcase but also that the shelves are not uniform with different size spaces to accommodate not only books but anything else I choose to put in that space, adding visual interest.
Monique Lhuillier's library is gorgeous, which goes without saying:
I am also drawn to these black floor to ceiling bookcases that would add contrast to the room:
This one has an L-shape, which is also a consideration given that I have a window that sits awkwardly on the left hand side of the room to contend with making it so I can't take the bookshelves across the entire back wall:
I like the simplicity of these wooden bookshelves without a backing--this seems like an economical option, but probably won't work for me with the window problem I described above:
And a couple more examples of beautiful white bookshelves but with symmetrical shelves:
Another great inspiration photo of floor to ceiling white bookshelves:
If you noticed alot of these libraries had something in common: a ladder. So lastly, I think adding this Ikea ladder is a must!
|Inreda Ladder via Ikea|
Will keep you updated with progress along the way!