I fell in love with the look of this library ladder in the kitchen. The presence of the ladder of this type is clearly not only functional but also a decorative element. Whether or not you're using it to access a built in bookshelf, a pantry wall or for storage, it adds a level of sophistication to any home.
You've seen them in libraries, homes, lofts, even retail stores — the library style ladder, whether used to scroll by a tall shelf or gently placed as a decorative piece, is a nice addition to a space. I like the idea of having them in wood, or metal and getting creative with the finish. Some people use them as shelves for keepsakes and books, which adds a sense of charm and nostalgia to your wall. Either way, I love the look and I hope it's here to stay.
Images: 1. Casa Sugar, 2. Dwellings, 3. AIA House Tours, 4. Emily Schuman's home, 5. Warren + Mimi's house