A Literary Ensemble – Designing for a Bluestocking
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a well-read, well-informed person in possession of a great knowledge, must be in want of a personal library. Now that we’ve completely butchered that infamous Jane Austen platitude, let’s break down the schematic of this concept – designing for a well-educated person is always a challenge, mostly because they tend to have peculiar tastes. But thing all of these bluestockings have in common is their love of all things education. If they could, they would ask for a personal library of Alexandria inside their homes. But since it is impossible to have such a huge access of literal knowledge in so small a space as the suburbia of today, they make do with a nice, well designed official study space with perfect allocation for a digital port – a computer – and a small nook to relax. Today, we’ll be looking at a few such interiors that would be fit for a bluestocking.
A studio setting
This single set bedroom, lounge, study and rest is a dream come true for any bluestocking. Combining all aspects of zoning in this small studio setting while still being able to keep a sort of privacy is an almost undoable job, but with clever furniture layouts, interesting yet sophisticated product design, and a cleverly achieved sense of privacy for the bedroom, this interior seems to have managed all of these aspects pretty well.
Separate but not unseen
This study space come reading nook may seem like a solitary confinement, but just imagine sitting at that desk, looking out that window and enjoying the cityscape while deep in thought. Not only is this design isolated, but it is also pretty playful in a subdued way. If the desk by the window gets too monotonous for you, you can always pick up and move to the other one – options are always appreciated for those who like to think deep.
This dual space bedroom and study are a work of art. The design is integrated so well within its defined constraints – the room with its rich lighting and the study with its contemporary psychological isolation merged together in a single design piece, both stuck in a perfect compromise with each other – this is interior design in poetics.
Just imagine being able to showcase the best of your book collection in that bookshelf – a little wonky, but theoretically wonderful. This study may not have the perfect allocation of public and private zoning, but the design is carried out in a way that fancies the furniture design the best, anyway. The odd dash of color, along with the bold use of lines is just another cherry on top.