Books and home design go hand-in-hand in our world so we are thrilled to bring you a round-up of book-heavy spaces that inspire us! Wendy comes from a long line of readers and artists so it's in her blood to appreciate those beautifully bound pages that have filled the homes in her family. Her mom's library in Malibu (pictured above) is one of Wendy's favorite places to be -- layered with books of all genres, art of many mediums, travel treasures from around the world and photos of loved ones through the generations. It's overflowing with inspiration and curiosity in its perfectly imperfect array.
Home libraries packed with books and cherished memories shine with sophistication, intelligence and creativity that pull us in. We can't help but wonder about all the stories that make up the collection, and in turn, make up the life story of those who live in it. These spaces (and books in general) are what keep our visions for design growing and ever evolving with the material we consume.
If knowledge is indeed power then you won't be surprised that these inspiring home libraries below belong to some very talented and successful creatives that we're happy to introduce you to.
A SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK
THE BLACKBAND FAMILY'S MASTER SUITE BOOK NOOK
A first glance into Greg and Wendy Blackband's newly remodeled Balboa Island, CA home.
Books are treasured in Wendy's home. This collection of travel books and classic novels is thoughtfully organized in a way that brings her joy and many nostalgic memories. Wendy remembers how her great grandmother would read by candlelight to her great grandfather over a box of chocolates. That is why her grandmother, mom, aunties and Wendy have such a fondness for reading and chocolates... always chocolates!
We can't wait to complete this styling with more of Wendy's collected treasures and Blackband favorites. Professional photos to come, post-quarantine...
Do you have a dreamy library in your home or dream of growing a collection like these above? We would love to hear your home library stories in the comments below!