Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Simple Library from Cottage Living


Last October's Cottage Living had this simple "library nook" that had a lot of steampunk appeal -- leather club chairs, brass reading lamps, and a bookshelf that's been on the Steampunk Home Kaboodle List for a couple months now -- the Railroad Tie Bookshelf. I like this bookshelf -- it's made of recycled railroad ties (railroads -- cutting edge Victorian industrial technology, in case you forget...) . They are more rustic and modern that our traditional steampunk fare, but given their provenance, I think they would fit nicely into a steampunk room. The nautical knots used as bookends are also a nice touch.

4 comments:

Larisa said...

Who has that few books on their bookshelf? :P

Sara said...

Yeah, I agree with you, Larisa! (I've seen some really obscene things done to bookshelves in the name of decorating -- like turning them all around so all you see are the page ends so they look the same!)

Z'rrza said...

Love The Steampunk Home. Now I finally know where my husband and I fit in! We've been decorating (on a small scale) like this for years. Please, keep up the awesome work!

Sara said...

Z'rrza -- Do share some pictures if you have anything you'd like to show off!

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