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Book Collectors’ Paradise
This may look like an elegant library in a private club or grand Newport mansion, but it’s actually an addition to a one-story, Mediterranean-style home in a small California town, added on where other people might have built a garage or game room. Patterned after a library in an Austrian monastery, the room was built to hold the homeowner’s thousands of volumes, as well as emphasize family commitment to literature and education, creating a reading respite and escape from a high-tech, digital world.
Dark wood ceiling beams and trim honor this home's original Spanish style architecture. The beaded chandelier gives the room an elegant, global look that complements the existing Mediterranean features.
Classic Old World style elements fill this living room: ornate mantel, exposed-beam ceiling, traditional area rug and arched doorways. The end result is anything but outdated thanks to a cheery pair of blue sofas and stylish pendant light.
Mediterranean Living & Dining Area With Stylish Gold Accents
Banquette seating carves out a formal dining space in this open concept home. Adjacent to the dining space, a living area provides a stylish spot to relax with posh armchairs, gold accents and a stately stone-look fireplace.
Neutral Old World-Style Living Room With Red Accents
Soaring ceilings with exposed dark wood beams set the scene in this Old World-style living room. A grand red-and-white tile fireplace warms the room from one end, while an ornate mirror is positioned opposite the couch to visually widen the room.
Classically Styled Dining Room With Inset Antique Buffet and Mural
Andrea Michaelson adorned this dining room with many beautiful antiques, such as this gorgeous inset buffet in silver and gold, displaying silver accessories. A bucolic scene painted in wood sits above the buffet with a dignified air, along with a golden wall hanging that crowns the display.
This grand castle-inspired home incorporates Gothic style elements in each room. Wood accents contrast with the stone wall, while the entry way to this room boasts traditional medieval arches and ornate railings.
Creamy brick and stone combine for a dramatic fireplace in this Mediterranean living room. Exposed wood beams add a rustic quality, while an Old World-inspired chandelier lights up the space. Matching sofas and chairs sit across each other for a cozy seating area, while the olive green ottoman brings a touch of subtle color to the space.
Spanish Modern Living Room With Lantern Pendant Lights
Dark-stained wood ceiling beams call attention to the lofty ceilings, which give this living room its airy feel. Lantern pendant lights bring an intimate feel and old-world look to the spacious living area. Neutral chairs and sofas create a cozy conversational area around the fireplace.
Oversized Bookcase Wows in Mediterranean Family Room
This family room showcases an oversized built-in bookcase, which also serves as a media cabinet. Its chocolate brown hue coordinates with the furnishings, giving the space a custom look. A wall of windows floods the room with natural light.
A tile fireplace surround wall shimmers in the light of decorative pendant lights in this moroccan style lounge. Large floor pillows bring bold, vibrant color to the room and create an cozy atmosphere. The “wood” flooring is actually of noce travertine, chosen for its ability to better withstand the Florida humidity and social traffic.
A built-in wine rack filled with dozens of wine bottles is part of this narrow dining room. An iron chandelier hangs from the ceiling which is made of bricks, and the wood dining room table is flanked by eight chairs.