Even in a large industrial space with brick walls, it is possible to create a cozy reading area using modern furniture. This library corner features an upholstered midcentury modern chair with whimsical side table, bringing some warmth to this modern space.
Warm, Welcoming Home Library Boasts Rich Wood Paneling
Just off the home's main entry, this cozy library offers respite from the busiest of days. The walls are completely covered in paneling, creating an overwhelming warmth that compels guests to sit for a spell.
A mustard yellow couch sits centered in front of large windows in the midcentury modern home library. Stylish wood panels the ceiling, mimicking the warm wood floor below. Books line the walls framing the window, filling the custom floor-to-ceiling shelving and adding a sense of coziness to the space.
Glass panels on the staircases blend in seamlessly, becoming nearly invisible, and look less bulky than traditional railing. White walls and a white ceiling, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows, keep the room feeling airy and bright despite the bookshelf wall's hulking presence.
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.
The second story of this family library features a decorative domed ceiling. Intricately patterned wrought-iron rails on the multi-sided balcony offer a view of the floor below, while elaborate millwork surrounds and encloses rows of built-in bookshelves.
Library: Waterfront Mansion Featured in Kourtney and Kim Take Miami
Feeling studious? Hide away in this Miami mansion's wood-paneled library with built-in ladder to catch up on some reading. Known as Palazzo di Mare, the home was rented by socialite sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian while they filmed their E! reality series, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.
Country Reading Room With Full Wall Bookshelves, Leaf Patterned Window Seat and Wood Piano
White bookshelves reach to the ceiling for maximum book storage in this home library. A wonderful, unique book page light fixture is an excellent detail for this reading focused room. A window seat is padded with an orange, leaf design cushion with matching throw pillows.
A curated collection of books arranged in a matching color scheme make this small reading nook cohesive. "Books are interesting" as a design feature, stresses Boyd. "It's kind of like a window into the house" and the taste and interests of the owner.
Traditional Library With Floor-to-Celing Oak Bookcases
Floor-to-ceiling oak bookcases run the length of the room to make an accessible, much-used study. The George III desk is a favorite spot to read. The tufted ottoman is upholstered in tweedy brown wool and doubles as a table.
San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014, Library View
During the day, the neutral color palette in the Library at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 allows the lush greenery outside to take center stage. Designer Geoffrey De Sousa created the space as a lighter, fresher take on the typical dark paneled library.