Living in a world of technology opens up a whole world of possibilities. Nowadays, we’ve got easy access to tons of literature online, from the classics to the very latest releases, everything is waiting for us. With the Kindle and the possibility of reading through our own mobile phones, accessing content these days couldn’t be easier.
That being said, many would agree that nothing compares to the feel of a physical printed book. So, how do you build a perfect home library to house your literary treasures?
Creating a designated reading space to enjoy some tranquillity after a stressful day is like a dream come true and that’s why we’ve brought together a beautiful selection of bookcases and armchairs to build an intimate den of words. Somewhere to enjoy a warming cup of tea, take off your shoes, turn down the lighting and pick up a story that excites your imagination.
“As the geometer intently seeks to square the circle, but he cannot reach, through thought on thought, the principle he needs, so I searched that strange sight.” ― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
If you’re looking for visual consistency without a classical shape, the Athena Bookcase is the perfect contemporary piece that will bring geometric order to your choice of literature. Designed and manufactured in Italy using the highest quality materials and cutting-edge technology, this beautiful bookcase will satisfy your aesthetical and organisational needs.
This bookcase would be perfectly paired with the modern Italian lines of the Marlene Chair from Natuzzi Italia. Its shapely design gives an impression of visual lightness that will match the structure of the bookcase, and the deep seat with a wrap-around backrest will provide true comfort for endless hours lost in chapters.
“The shorter and the plainer the better.” ― Beatrix Potter
Organic and neutral shapes can help ease our mood and prepare the senses, and the Ercol Teramo Bookcase is the perfect example of an understated, elegant design that combines rounded shapes and wooden finishes to create a simpler and warmer feeling. This shelving unit is the ideal addition to any of your rooms as it can suit both classic and modern living.
Just to give a hint of colour without feeling too harsh and maintaining a natural shaping in your peaceful corner of solitude, the Joseph Armchair from The Lounge Co. could be the perfect addition to go on adventures far, far away.
“Wrinkles and bones, white hair and diamonds: I can't wait.” ― Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's
Because elegance is as important as practicality, the Selva Empire Bookcase is a statement piece in itself. A stylish storage option that combines a durable steel frame, American walnut shelves and a beautiful coating of bronze, it will add that sophisticated character to your bibliotheque.
We’d combine this with the chic look of the Florence Accent Chair from Alexander & James. Featuring neat pleated arms, hand tufted buttons and slim legs, you will establish a beautifully refined atmosphere with a vintage twist.
“There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison.” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion
Minimalism and optimisation is the perfect pairing to create a non distracting environment. If you’re looking for something simple and practical, with an industrial modern touch, the Revolution Bookshelf is an ideal addition to any of your spaces. If the main goal is to economise your space, this bookshelf offers large open shelves, making it incredibly efficient.
Don’t forget to bring the homely factor to your cosy corner with a durable and amazingly comfortable armchair like the Greta Armchair from Sits. There is something in the gentle curves of its backrest, the beautiful wooden legs extra comfort that will make a whole difference on your journey through other people’s beautiful stories.
At Ponsford, we’re proud to supply luxury furniture choices to suit a variety of individual styles and tastes. Discover more by exploring our range of bookcases and armchairs online or, alternatively, visit our showroom here in Sheffield to speak with one of our interior experts today.