Blue and Pink Transitional Library With Striped Curtains
Blue and pink are a surprisingly grown-up combination in this handsome library, in part because of the room's sophisticated details: a plush Oriental rug, tailored armchairs, a delicate coffee table. Stripes on the curtains are a hint of a jaunty nautical touch.
The clients needed a small dining table for special occasions. They had the brilliant idea to create a pedestal coffee table for everyday use that could be transformed into a dining table with semi-circlular leaves.
Three floor-to-ceiling windows and a crystal chandelier allow for ample light in this contemporary library. Upholstered armchairs and a large area rug in various textures keep the space soft and comfortable.
Magnificent cherry wood architectural paneling and detailing are the signature elements in this two-story library and home office. The wool area rug and comfortable leather seating anchors this room and the custom spiral staircase leads one up to the second-floor home office, which is off the master bedroom. The original oil painting is illuminated by the picture light above to call attention to it in the evening.
A plush red leather chair with matching ottoman sits diagonally across from a double bookshelf filled with books. A framed art print of Marilyn Monroe hangs on one wall, while the ceiling has been treated to look like an old world map with a grand chandelier in the middle.
Blood orange shelving creates an electric energy in this modern library. A gray sectional and ottoman help counterbalance the dramatic hue, and a patterned black and white rug adds movement to the space.
Victorian, Wood Library With Statement Furniture and Full-Wall Windows
This library offers ample display for an impressive collection of books and fine art. A grand, Victorian desk has a stately presence looking toward a full-windowed wall and cozy lounge chair. A lampshade chandelier compliments the sophisticated style of the room and casts a warm glow matching the bookshelf lighting.
Making the most of a large stair landing, a pair of wingback chairs create a comfy reading nook between tall built-in bookshelves. Wrought iron fixtures and a rich color palette add Mediterranean flair to the small library.
This Manhattan library starts with luxurious leather floor tiles on the walls and is finished with rich furnishings. An early 20th century French brass lamp sits on a Chinoiserie desk inlaid with bone. The red velvet sofas are designed after an antique the designer saw in Paris and have a custom trapunto back.
The table in this library is nestled between two book shelves. The steel doors allow in light to the space, which gives homeowners the perfect place to read. This space could also serve as a conference table or an elegant, unorthodox space to have an intimate dinner party.