Who are your favorite authors? Wouldn’t you like to learn more about how and where they lived, or which habits they had?
Home Advisor, a platform with free tools and resources for home improvement, has released a set of inspiring images.
Take a closer look at them. They are floor plans of bedrooms where eight famous writers spent their nights, were reading books and dreamt about the new ones.
The floor plans are intended to provide ideas for bedroom arrangement, and you don’t have to be an avid book reader to get inspired.
What we frequently find we love about an artist is reflected in the way they dress, the places where they spend their time, and the things they surround themselves with.
Below the images, you’ll see a composite infographic we’ve made to collect all floor plans in one image that’s easy to share in social media.
Make sure to visit the original post on Home Advisor to read home decor tips that accompany a description of each author’s bedroom.
Floor plans of famous authors’ bedrooms
Emily Dickinson’s bedroom. “She needed just a small table and plenty of natural light to compose her verses; you might find an oil lamp or candle light an inspiring alternative after dark.”
Ernest Hemingway’s bedroom. “You can see his sparse, no-nonsense style reflected in the minimal, airy feel of his bedroom.”
Flannery O’Connor’s bedroom. “Bold, unpretentious patterns and a jumble of personal knickknacks make for a calm, homely bedroom.”
Henry David Thoreau’s bedroom. “You can recreate that feel of the writer’s retreat with exposed floorboards, minimal furniture, and an open fire by whose light you can hone your craft.”
Marcel Proust’s bedroom. “The small, private space in which he slept and wrote his final works is a testament to the potential of the studio apartment.”
Victor Hugo’s bedroom. “Famous also for his numerous affairs, the red, textured wallpaper of Hugo’s bedroom will suit the more sensual reader, while the ergonomic design of Hugo’s ornate standing desk was ahead of its time!”
Virginia Woolf’s bedroom. “You can capture the peace and tranquility of her 17th century cottage by surrounding yourself with books, prized objects, and a water basin so you can hide away until teatime.”
William Faulkner’s bedroom. “His sparsely decorated bedroom was so geared towards work that you can still see his handwriting on the walls today.”
Bedrooms of famous writers
Via Home Advisor Blog.
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