Monday, March 8, 2010

A Lofty Idea

This is the the loft area in our house.  Right now it is just a catch all.  Everything we didn't know what to do with ended up here.

Another shot from the far end of the loft area....It is narrow and long.

Wouldn't it be cool if I could create a library up here? Like this one below? 
Of course on a much smaller scale :-).

Welcome Home,
Penny

33 comments:

Pat@BPM said...

As soon as I saw the photos, Penny, my thought was, what a great place for a library! Can't wait to see what you do.

Karen said...

That would be great, being a book lover myself, and this is the perfect place for a library. I say go for it and I am really looking forward to seeing the finished room!!

Christine said...

That would be such a great idea.

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Penny, I think that would be a terrific idea, especially if you have lots of books! A comfy sitting area to read and have a cuppa would look good too... but I'm sure what ever you do with the space it will look just great! take care, Maryann

Julie Harward said...

Thats just what I was thinking... it would be a perfect place for a library. It would feel like being up in a tree house! I want to see pictures when you get it done! Come say hi :D

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful area, Penny! What a wonderful spot for a library! So open and bright; love it! Thank you for sharing it with us. Hope you have yourself a splendid week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Stacey said...

Definitely! Yours would be even prettier.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Penny ... you'll make it so cozy!

Blondie's Journal said...

That picture is an awesome inspirational piece and I think you should go for it.

xoxo
Jane

Rose H (UK) said...

My goodness your loft is flooded with light, a perfect place for your library. I can imagine sitting comfortably surrounded by books, and drifting into the worlds held between the pages. I look forward to seeing the results of your labour - I'm sure it will be spectacular.

Vee said...

Yes! That would be way cool. And I don't see why it should be on a much smaller scale. You do everything up right!

Willow said...

I love that idea. One day I would love to have a small library in our home. For now it is just two bookcases.

Willow

Kathleen Grace said...

What a beautiful idea! A cozy little library would be beautiful in that space:>)

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

What a great idea. A library would be beautiful especially if you're designing it. Happy designing, look forward to your pics!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

A library would be awesome! I love that idea. A great place to sneak away and read. That would be a super idea. Love & blessings from NC!

Angie said...

I swear I was thinking library before I scrolled down and saw that is also what you were thinking. Such a neat space and I bet you will have so much fun with it!

Beverly said...

I was thinking the same thing as soon as I saw the first picture. Go for it. What a cozy place it would be for you.

Thirkellgirl said...

That was the first thing I thought of when I saw the photo - that window is crying out for a window seat!

Manuela@TPOH said...

I thought "Library" the minute I saw that space. I think that would be wonderful to have wall to wall bookcases and cozy seating!

Manuela

Pondside said...

Go for it! Just think of the cosy afternoons you'll have there next winter.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Penny,
Your loft area is great! and yes a library would be perfect. I have a friend who just had a loft built in her home with a beautiful library built in. Just add a electric fireplace and you could cuddle up next to it and read all the decorating book to your hearts content. Sounds wonderful to me!
Enjoy your day, Big hug, Elizabeth

Miss Jean said...

Go for it! I'm sure it will turn out just great. I bet you have ideas swimming in your head already.

grandmapam said...

What a perfect area for that library. I'm sure whatever you do it will look fantastic, just like your other rooms. I'm quickly becoming a huge fan of your beautiful home..

Rhondi said...

Hi Penny
That loft space would make the perfect library. I can picture it already! There sure are a lot of fun areas to work with in your new home. Hope you are having spring weather like we are today. It is wonderful!
Hugs, Rhondi

Mimi Sue said...

Great idea! Mimi

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love libraries. When we lived in Toronto the house we lived in had a loft similar to the one you've shown. It had floor to ceiling book cases and a small loft with a step down. It overlooked the great room like a balcony. I was the only one that would go there, because everyone else was afraid of the height. The builder had neglected to put in the right height divider. I loved it. I know you will create something wonderful.
Karen

Kim said...

That would look awesome Penny. Now, do you have enough books??? Ha!
xoxo,
Kim

Janet said...

I say "go for it". Mr Comforts of Home is very talented and I am sure he would love to build just such a place for the two of you to relax with a good read!

Patti said...

A library would be perfect...you have enough space for thin shelves around your window...and you already have a few comfy chairs - go for it!

Naturegirl said...

Penny the image of the magazine loft wonderful but you are doing just fine with the space you have!
Love the clean uncluttered look!

Mary said...

I just bet you have K up on the ladder again soon.......and then we see you lounging in a cozy, book-lined loft reading a gardening book in your comfy chair!!! I know how you two follow your dreams.......watching for your dust!!!!!

Cindy said...

If I had a room like that in my house....book lover that I am......I would never leave the room. Can't wait to see what you do.

Dena said...

Hi Penny,

I am in the middle of the workday, but needed a yummy eye treat break :) Just wanted to pop in and say Hi. I LOVE your loft and it was fun hiding here for a few minutes this afternoon!!! Hope all is well with you!!

Hugs,
Dena