Day dreaming

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have a lot of books.  My bookshelves are overflowing in my office, my bedroom, our playroom, and my childrens's rooms.  But I love all my books and they're not going anywhere.

Recently I've started day dreaming about changing up my dining room.  It's the only room in the house that we rarely use and the only room with no books.  Coincidence?  Maybe, or maybe not.  

As I think about our dining room, I keep thinking of these two images.  Both are a few years old, but they've stuck in my mind: 

I love these rooms so much and would happily invite myself over to both of them.  (Especially if Nate Berkus was at home and we could chat all things life, fashion, and home decor!).   In my own home, I'm thinking more of a casual dining room/homework space with a big reclaimed wood table and modern lighting.  But one things for certain - there will be lots of room for books!