95. The books are home

We've started moving in

8th December 2015



This blog has been quiet for a while but, correspondingly, we haven't. As well as pressing on with second fix and final finishes and a very long list of jobs, we've started moving in, bit by bit.

We started with the books, which we have quite a lot of. They are now in place, if not fully and finally arranged, on our double-height sycamore bookshelves. Happily, the shape of the logs of the old tree that supplied us with the shelves can still be seen now all the books are on them. All in all, it's quite a striking library.

During the day the books are lit from above through our gold-tiled roof windows..At night they are lit by LED downlighters and our built-in Belgian modernist spun glass and metal lights. All a bit much? We certainly hope so.



5 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Seems a shame to put a handrail up but presumably you'll need one.

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    1. Aye, proper ladder with handrail and balustrade at the top. I'm planning something quite simple made of oak.

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  2. Looks stunning Will. But please tell me you didn't carry all those books up a ladder from the ground floor too... Is the staircase in now?
    Michael x

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    1. No staircase - hopefully we will have one in the new year. We're used to heaving things up ladders: every bit of the building was lifted into place by hand. Books are easier to shift than triple-glazed roof windows. x

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