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symmetrical library

Pinterest is ridiculously addictive. It’s like computer crack in fact, especially for those who would like to obsess from a distance about weddings that are years away, beautiful homes we may never own and amazing travel photography of places we wish we could go to right now. Sigh. So anyway, yesterday as I pinned for hours, I noticed that my mood board was full of library ladders. I love them. And libraries. So it’s a match made in heaven.

Another phenomenal thing I noticed about my visual collection of ladders is they can work in many different kinds of rooms, not just living rooms, but also hallways with storage, kitchens and even bars. I dig them even more now. They allow you to use up an entire wall from floor to ceiling which I find so necessary though it’s not, it’s just my “storage is God” Manhattan warped view of the world and real estate.

Next up in the “so lovely it belongs everywhere” series: French doors. And get on Pinterest if you’re not on it yet! Everyone needs their computer crack, and this crack is good for you (sort of)… much more of an effective idea-filing system than saving magazine clippings. TGIF.

The library at Cloudwalk, Diane von Furstenberg’s New Milford, CT estate.

Leather and studs. Done the Oxford way.

My favorite hometown bar, Al’s Wine & Whiskey Lounge, has ladders to access its fantastic liquor library.

Not a plate out of reach.

All the more reason to buy pretty things and create places to show them off, even in storage.

So much space. I salivate over all this storage. I have two cabinets. TWO!

Extra ladder reading: a NYT article about the Putnam ladder company. So beautiful, so classic!

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Guessing the first, fifth and seventh came from a New York supplier? Great pictures. Thanks for the post.

    July 23, 2012

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