The homeowner had an empty room that she wanted to transition into a classical home library. The room is situated directly adjacent to her formal living room and was created using character grade walnut. Featuring built-in cabinetry and ottomans with green velvet cushions, the color of which were chosen to mimic the outdoors and enhance the wood tones in the space, the library space has plenty of seating, but the ottomans are not fixed, meaning that they can be relocated to provide additional seating to the formal living room if necessary.
This storage space achieves a romantically worn feel of a classic in-home library while keeping the room up-to-date with fresh white bookshelves. Classic lighting above each shelving unit adds both a functional and timeless touch.
A pintucked ottoman and two cozy neutral chairs with orange pillows are situated in front of a wall-to-wall bookshelf in this home library. A small table with a lamp finishes off the space, creating the perfect place for kicking back with a good book.
Two walls of built-ins rise to the peaked ceiling of this contemporary, third-story library. Chairs are sited to make the most of the room's lakefront views. A collection of Suzani blankets inspired the room's design and color palette.
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.
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.
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 honed limestone and bronze coffee table flanks two cream-colored armchairs to create a comfy sitting area in this transitional home library in the San Francisco Decorators Showcase 2014. The room's neutral colors contrast well with the wood textures of the bookshelves and cabinets and the stone fireplace.