The Hall Library – The Plans

I think the weather here is confused. Today it’s 70 degrees and I have the windows open, tomorrow it’s going to snow. Umm really?! Snowflake sightings are a show stopper around here, so I’m fully prepared not to venture out of my house until the end of the week. And by “prepared”, I mean I bought some bagels and a gallon of paint. Let the blizzard begin. In other news, I finished my stairs! Whoop whoop! I’ll be showing those off shortly. In the mean time, lets discuss this area directly above the stairs.

Hall Library plans

Looks smashing doesn’t it? Well it will, have a little faith.  It’s already much improved, the ceiling is now white instead of pink, the far wall is painted, and of course the stairs and rail is painted. This area is a hallway which contains no less than six doors (I am perfectly thrilled at the prospect of painting all those) that open to three bedrooms, the bathroom, and two closets. The wall directly opposite the stair rail is the one I have my eye on. Such a nice blank wall, don’t you think? Perfectly good space, if one were to use their imagination a bit. I’m thinking along the lines of some 8 x 10’s and some crown molding. What better spot for mini library of sorts than a hallway?

Just consider the possibilities for a moment… (click on the picture for the source)

Because, again, I like the hallway library idea.

love these shelves at the stair landing and hallway

Entry & Hallways — Sandra Oster Interiors — Fairfield County ASID Award Winning Interior Designer

Built-in bookcase in nook at top of stairs.  Love the wallpaper background.  Adds to the decor.

Library hallway at the top of the stairs

As you can see from the picture of the space I’m working with, our space is rather limited so it won’t be as grand looking as any of my inspiration pictures. It will, however, do the job of emptying out a dozen or more boxes of books I still have sitting around. I have to paint that wall, and then the Mister can get down to the business of making my vision come to life. He’s such a good sport!

This house already has a ton of built in shelves and drawers that were part of the original design of the house, and now we are adding more….oh well, you can never have too many can you? Let’s just hope whoever owns this house after me is a storage loving bookworm too!

2 Corinthians 8:9   For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

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7 Responses to The Hall Library – The Plans

  1. Mary says:

    I think it would be a wonderful addition! Love it!

  2. We have bookcases throughout our home and one in a nook on the landing upstairs. I think they add such character and warmth to a home. Can’t wait to see your final design. I am visiting from Coastal Home and am a new follower. I hope you have time to visit me at Still Woods Farmhouse. I am sharing a terrific Superbowl appetizer!
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

  3. Katie says:

    Looking forward to the stair reveal. Loved your blizzard plan with your gallon of paint. I’m from Iowa and would probably need 2 gallons of paint for one of our blizzards. Lol. We are at -25. Today so no open windows for us.

  4. Belynda says:

    Abby, All I can say is I LOVE YOUR HOUSE! It has such character. I have always wanted to redo an older home. The house we are living in now was new construction, and of course there are advantages to that. But my heart’s desire is to work with something that has some history to it. Can’t wait to see what you do with this area.

  5. You have truly taken the time and effort to make this home yours. Looking at the undertakings is overwhelming to me. Cheers to your creativity and vision.

    Barbara @

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