Library: Cape Cod Estate on Buzzards Bay in Dartmouth, Mass.
In the west tower of the home, the wood-paneled library features a floor-to-ceiling beachstone and driftwood chimney breast under a beamed and vaulted ceiling. An arched door leads to a waterfront balcony.
On the front of the detached garage, metal sunshades with cutouts protect the library from the afternoon sun by filtering sunlight through the cutouts to provide just the right amount of light, giving the library space a warm, elegant feeling.
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.
Eclectic Library Features Metallic Poufs, Unusual Table
A love of color and a collection of Suzani blankets inspired the palette and design of this eclectic library. A pair of classic wing chairs is perfectly sited to take advantage of lakeside views. Two shimmering garden stools sub as ottomans to bring in a bit of bling.
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.
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 home is filled with arches, which echo with the curves of many of the furniture pieces. In the library, an upholstered niche creates an inviting place where the room’s many books can be enjoyed. On the base of the niche, nailhead trim creates upscale detail. Sconces illuminate the small space.
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.