After: A Library and Meeting Space

After: A Library and Meeting Space

You all may remember the work I have been doing with my hometown church, Hawkinsville First United Methodist, over the last few years. 
While they’ve been undergoing a large capital improvement, I’ve been aiding in updating and designing the spaces for the members of the church. 
It’s been a magnificent labor of love, and I have enjoyed helping them in any way I can.
You guys may remember the parlor story from a few years back.
Click here to read more about that:
http://bellissimoandbella.blogspot.com/2010/10/special-renovation.html
And the bathroom renovation too:
http://bellissimoandbella.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-commercial-project-before-and-after.html
And a recent family christening which shows the flowers I did and a peek into the scantuary improvements:
http://bellissimoandbella.blogspot.com/2014/09/a-christening-lunch.html
Now, the latest reveal is a handsome, functional library for the church staff, members of the congregation, and committee meetings. 
I absolutely love the way it has come together, and am thrilled to have been a part of the updates.
We took an unused Sunday School space and made it a haven for the members of the church to check out the church’s collection of old books, hold meetings, and get a little work done. 
The super-talented guys over at Cannon Woodworks really brought my vision to life for the exquisite bookshelves and window seat. 
I chose an iron orb chandelier to hang from the center of the room, and complemented it with the oil rubbed bronze library lights along the tops of the bookshelves. 
A white cottage style table with slip-covered parsons chairs at the heads stands in the center to provide space for meetings. The matching pair of built in shelves on either end of the room give plenty of room for a church’s book collection. 

The fuchsia oriental style rug was a donation from a generous church member, and I pulled from the shades of chocolate, fuchsia, and aqua in the rug in choosing the window treatments, cushion, and pillow fabrics. 

An antique framed rendering of the church now hangs in the library over additional seating provided by a linen settee flanked by two turquoise ceramic garden stools. 

A few more shots around the room:

A few close-ups of the gorgeous built-ins! 

And a shot of the cutest photog assistant ever!