The library, which doubles as the dining room, is given architectural interest with moldings and built-in bookcases. Walls are painted to provide a pleasing backdrop for paintings and unexpected Indian fabrics.
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.
Just off the living room, the homeowner had an adjacent, empty room that she wanted converted into a library, so designers created a space that blends perfectly with the living room. The center table in the living room doubles as a place to rest books, and she can bring the ottomans from the library into the when she needs extra seating.
In this five-story Boston townhouse, a traditional living room features floor-to-ceiling bookshelves for housing the homeowners' many books. Four sloped chairs with nailhead trim make for a cozy reading spot or intimate conversations. The graphic area rug brings a touch of contemporary to the room.