Books, my constant companions. Here I share with you the beauty of books as known to me and seen in this well designed library found in a Sonoma Valley home.
During this time of digital prevalence, with an increased amount of our day spent on the computer, I would like to highlight the spirit of the written word as presented on paper and displayed in a home library. Most of us have a collection of books somewhere to which we refer when the moment calls. Whether it is a timeworn and tested cookbook with notes on the pages, or a collection of Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Rembrandt books that may reside on my own shelves, books have always been a large part of my life. It seems that I continually receive a stream of books purchased from Sonoma bookstore Readers Books, or elsewhere. This gives me something to look forward to, but also presents somewhat of a challenge in finding space for my new volumes once they arrive.
On occasion, I discover an excellent resource library that is both well designed and lends itself to the leisure lifestyle. The following is such a place, a jewel in a lovely home in the hills of Sonoma that is currently available for purchase.
As you enter this home, you are greeted by this slightly whimsical orchid casually placed on a gorgeous pedestal. It is a quiet reminder of the beauty that can be found in life. In this case, the beauty of Sonoma Valley lies just beyond the patio.
Here is an inviting corner of a home library with a comfortable chair and well placed lighting. Notice the unique blue color of the shelves. As with many things, the details make all the difference and are very much in evidence in this collection of printed thoughts.
As someone who both paints and collects books on art, art history, design, photography, gardening, and cooking, I very much appreciate the quality of this home library and the artful presentation of these two paintings in the midst of these written pages.
A quote by Homer, Iliad, VI, 146, which greets you as you both enter and depart the home at 4550 Grove Street, Sonoma. The Iliad is thought to have been written by Homer in the 8th century BC, and is among the oldest works of Western literature. This display is a thoughtful reminder.
As someone who sees many homes and works with many people, I always enjoy hearing from you and showing you homes with lovely libraries anytime. This home library is especially noteworthy with its remarkable presentation and many fine details.
As I mentioned, the most important part of a library is that the books are meaningful to the person who has acquired them. A library is just as valuable if it is well built and more formal, as seen here, or simply a stack of books in a warmly lit location. What is most important is that the books are enjoyed, shared, and sought after time and again.
Feel free to contact me anytime. I would be happy to discuss this property further with you if you would like more information.