xoxoxoBruce Monday Jan 18 12:19 AM
Jan 18, 2010: Book Shelves
I hear it, I read it, and I personally experience it... Where am I gonna put all these damn books?
nil_orally Monday Jan 18 01:05 AM
So where does one put the collection of short stories?
casimendocina Monday Jan 18 01:39 AM
There's room underneath the windows as well.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Jan 18 02:30 AM
And between the windows. And on the window sills. And in boxes in the corner... wait, there's no corners.
SPUCK Monday Jan 18 05:51 AM
A touchy subject around here... We have about 10 garbage sacks of books in our living room and rented storage that has perhaps 1,000 more.. Then there's my SciFi collection in the bedroom that's about another thousand. But they're small! <sigh>
capnhowdy Monday Jan 18 07:12 AM
I'll just take the guitar that's in the first pic and y'all can have the books.
Undertoad Monday Jan 18 07:35 AM
This picture just makes me rage. Those books are just decor. Nobody is keeping a 18' stepladder around to use on the hardwood floors.
Griff Monday Jan 18 07:50 AM
It would be cool to have one of those library ladders installed if people really lived without stuff against the walls.
lumberjim Monday Jan 18 09:18 AM
that sofa looks rather mundane and out of place for such an austere looking room.
Trilby Monday Jan 18 09:35 AM
UT - those chairs are made for size zero-1 people. THEY think they're comfy.
Tawny Monday Jan 18 09:50 AM
I see conflicting wood grains.
skysidhe Monday Jan 18 09:55 AM
I think it is quite a nice room. I don't think the couch is mundane at all. Maybe I only say that because when I was a cub - scout den mother I went into some of the homeowners houses and they could barely afford to furnish them. sheesh what's the point in trying to keep up with the jones if the inside of your house looks shabby. I'm talking ratty couches the second hand stores would not want.
Pete Zicato Monday Jan 18 10:11 AM
Trilby Monday Jan 18 10:30 AM
IMO the couch needs to be lower and curvier to reflect the curves of the windows, room and ceiling. and it needs to be a dark red. That green-blue is too chilly for the room
skysidhe Monday Jan 18 10:49 AM
It was a very expensive neighborhood. My aunt and uncle developed and built their house there on the same street. They could afford to furnish it nicely so maybe I am biased. There is even a street named after them.
( memory - one of those strange but true stories I have to share.)
My aunt and uncle passed away years ago. Within months of each other they were both gone. My aunt of lung cancer she was receiving hospice care at home. One day my uncle said he wasn't feeling well and lay down beside her in her hospital bed and beat her to it. He couldn't bear to be without her I guess. The story goes when my aunt who was dying woke up and saw he was passed away said,'god damn you ___.'
Why she said that is anyone's guess.
Spexxvet Monday Jan 18 11:28 AM
We did the white-trash version of that in my parent's previous house. What a pain in the ass it was to move them out.
Sundae Monday Jan 18 02:52 PM
I used to give my evil ex my less-than-precious books whenever I had a clearout. He had a loft-style open plan flat in a converted factory, and had a shelf running round 1/2 of it above door height.
SamIam Monday Jan 18 04:37 PM
I notice they have a book on the sofa. Did they run out of room?
xoxoxoBruce Monday Jan 18 04:47 PM
That's a "coffee table book", but there's no coffee table.
monster Monday Jan 18 07:21 PM
It looks lovely, but it's not an inviting room for a reader. I too need my books within arm's reach -that was one of our critria for house hunting -so many houses round here are so open-plan there is simply no wall space for bookshelves
Stormieweather Tuesday Jan 19 12:06 AM
I love the room itself, but don't like any of the furnishings, except the guitar. I'd not keep my current books up there, maybe just some treasured collectibles interspersed with non-reading material collectibles.
Gravdigr Tuesday Jan 19 04:56 AM
I can take or leave the room. I really don't like the link. AVG didn't like it either.
Sundae Tuesday Jan 19 09:49 AM
Agree re the chaise idea though - lovely.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Jan 19 10:41 AM
Gravdigr Wednesday Jan 20 02:39 AM
Oh, it was the link that said 'link'. Not the one that says 'via'.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Jan 20 02:44 AM
I've seen those, but not at that link. Never click OK, unless you know what and who.
Gravdigr Wednesday Jan 20 03:26 PM