Residential libraries are the rooms that real bookies drool over. We all want to have the Belle moment don't we? Rolling across a span of bookshelves on a ladder that reaches the ceiling---I know I've wished for it. So much so that I have quite a collection of books already (see my bedside picks here).
In a library especially, I would love to evoke the coziness of collegiate New England. The classic patterns, rich woods, odd but seemingly fitting decor---like this Phrenology statue. I take pride in the books I own and love...having a luxurious home for them would be divine. But if I am not so fortunate to have the bays upon bays of bookshelves and a second story tier with private spiral staircase access (I know, I'm a dreamer), a corner with built-in shelves would suffice.
I'm currently reading I Married You for Happiness. How about you? What's a requirement for your library?