Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Lindsey Harper and her Library

Have you checked out the iPad app called Book Crawler? It allows you to electronically catalogue your library of books, but the really neat thing is that you can add the books automatically by scanning the book's barcode using your iPad camera. No typing needed! I have spent days walking around my apartment scanning my books. During this endeavor, I realized that I have a lot of books and still want many more to add my growing library. In fact, I just added a few titles to my wish list thanks to the July issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. There is a great article on the New York apartment of designer Lindsey Harper (she hails from Cartersville, Georgia). Clearly an advocate of the more is more theory, Lindsey has cleverly carved out space for entertaining, living and sleeping within the confines of a studio apartment. And, she managed to find space for her book collection, never an easy feat in a small space. I whipped out the old magnifying glass to see what books Lindsey had and found some new titles that I think I need for my library. (See what I plan to buy below.)

To see more photos of Lindsey's apartment, visit Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

And here are a few titles that I spied in Lindsey's apartment:

The Making of the Royal Pavilion, Brighton: Design and Drawings by John Morley

Ready-Made Miracle: The Story of American Fashion for the Millions by Jessica Daves

Complete Home Decorating edited by Connie Dodds

Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (Dover Books on Architecture) edited by Cyril M. Harris

Image of Lindsey Harper apartment courtesy of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, July 2011, Quentin Bacon photographer. Image printed with permission from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.


  1. One can never have enough decorating books!

    I'm doing a give away on my blog, my Flokati rug from my Showhouse room! Come and enter.


  2. I agree! One can never have enough books. It's interesting that you posted the book about the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, I'm working on a blog post about Victorian exoticism, and I just saw a building in Galveston Island that must have been inspired by that current of thought.

  3. How I'd love to get my hands on 'Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture". Perfect for a rainy afternoon like today!

  4. reeci-t4:55 PM

    Love this post -- thanks too for including the links to Amazon. Life can be so hectic that every litte bit helps!