Vintage Library Style

Vintage Library Style

Sarah Rainwater
Oct 15, 2009

The photographs of the Providence Athenaeum that we posted yesterday made us pine for a vintage library-inspired reading nook at home to curl up in during the chilly months ahead. Here are some furniture and accessories that could bring the timeworn style of a historic library to your house without costing you an arm and a leg.

Top Row (left to right):
Vintage Framed Miniature Portrait from menzocollection on Etsy, $8.90
Calhoun Glass Pendant from Pottery Barn, $99
Flint Bronze Green Banker's Lamp from Bellacor, $131
Card Catalog Pull from Anthropologie, $8

Middle Row (left to right):
Assorted Antique Books from English Country Antiques, $35-75
Bronze Head of a Youth from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store, $165
Reclaimed Wood Table by Lorimer Workshop, $1,575

Bottom Row (left to right):
Contemporary Windsor Chair by Warren Chair Works, $460 (or keep an eye out for Windsor Chairs on craigslist)
Antoinette Fainting Sofa from Urban Outfitters, $575
Antique Library Ladder from Juxtaposition Home on 1st Dibs, $1,250

The Providence Athenaeum: A Cozy Historic Library

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