Monday, July 20, 2015
Nancy Lancaster: Finding a Library to Copy
Garden Design has several first-rules-of-design, one of my favorites, COPY. Don't take this rule, as I did for too many years, as a crutch or not unique. Each site is unique, and, how YOU copy is unique. End of theorem? Copying is unique.
Moving house after 3 decades I've discovered how much my library is woven through most layers of my life. New home has no library. With manly help, I helped tote my boxed library to a shed behind the house. A terrible activity. Using Garden Design principles, the hunt has been on for types of library shelves to copy in our ca. 1900 American Farmhouse architecture home.
Nancy Lancaster, below, is my choice. A touch rustique, exactly how I Garden Design.
Until painting my house, about 5 years ago, my library looked like this, below. Chaos was organized because it evolved over decades. Once painters put things as they wished, I never again found a book easily.
When a library lover says all their books are boxed, you know what it means. A few books, for life to continue breathing at bare necessity, are in my office, below.
Table & lamp, below, in my new office, had been in my Conservatory.
Book shelves, below, were bought for my previous office. They had been organized.
Chaos reigns. Little did I know, packing the books from my prior office, they would become my sole library. Probably for a year.
New library will be in the central hall, totally Nancy Lancaster, with sconces added.
Cannot wait to get the Gardening section back in order. Until then, my feathers are not quite smooth.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Top pic, here, 2nd pic, here. Bottom pics, my office this morning.