Close your eyes and imagine a room with high ceilings and lavender walls that coordinate with great grandmother’s Victorian furniture in the very formal living room of a busy family home with limited space. The room is rarely used because it has no purpose except to receive visitors on an occasional basis, and the busy executive living there is an avid reader with no place to “escape.”  This project would become a dream come true for the entire family!
We began with an idea of transformation “Yes, it really can happen!”  Then the photos taken of a library in another city began to inspire the homeowner to re-create that look and feel in this room.  In addition to organizing the clutter the lavender space had collected, we decided to use the room as a home office and also a small media room as well as a library.
The separate areas were designated with traffic flow and furniture placement in mind.  Then ideas were sketched on paper and tweaked to perfection with the help of a cabinetmaker, and construction began.  As the workers continued to build and install, we organized the items to go into the various spaces and purchased containers to hold the information needed.  We used everything from file supplies to CD and DVD containers that fit in the drawers behind the beautiful solid wood cabinet doors.
When the stain was dry and the furniture was in place, we designated shelves and drawers per categories of information.  We then loaded the drawers and the bookshelves so that the system could be documented in the computer program for easy reference and also later additions.
With lavender Victorian gone, this English style library is a wonderful addition to the home, and we understand it has dramatically increased the homeowner’s property value.  Enjoy the pictures in the before and after photos area of our site.

Office Library

Office Library Desk

Office Libary Reading Area

Office Libary Reading Area