The Gothic style mansion known as the Crow's Nest in Bronxville, NY, features a formal reading room with beautifully crafted details, such as the white patterned ceiling, traditional chandelier, built-in wooden bookshelves and bay window with bench.
Long wooden beams expand the length of the traditional library. Built-in bookshelves house the homeowners' collection and provide both open and closed storage. Wood paneling and hardwood floors add warmth to the space, which features a cozy seating area surrounding a classic, elegant fireplace.
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.
An upstairs landing doubles as a small library thanks to floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and comfortable seating. Like most of the rooms in this home, the space enjoys views of the Phoenix valley and includes access to the home's balcony through a sliding door.
The two-story paneled library mixes traditional and modern styles. Dark brown walls are paired with classic bookcases, filled with the homeowners' collection. Centered in the room is a long rustic table and contemporary wire-and-leather chairs, creating a great spot for homework and research, while cozy chairs by the bay window make for the perfect reading area.
Beyond the bar is a library with a 12-foot ceiling featuring two belt-driven ceiling fans. Wood built-in bookcases provide storage and display space, and chic white chairs add an unexpected jolt of modern style.
Red damask upholstered walls contrast with the custom mahogany millwork laid out in a diamond pattern in the ceiling. The antique persimmon leather ottoman sits on a stark carpet, and a one-of-a-kind magazine rack holds the client's daily papers from around the world.
Finding space for more books is a big issue for collectors and one reason we have significantly pared back our library. We DIY'd these bookcases in the guest room giving the space a library/study feel.
This classic 1950's ranch home was renovated to include a relaxing study with built-in storage for books, games and a wall-mounted TV. Leather furniture gives the space a warm feel with a brass floor lamp for reading.
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.
This home library features wall-to-wall cypress paneling paired with neutral grasscloth upholstered furniture, including a chaise lounge and sofa. Square patterned pillows decorate the furniture, while colorful glass vases sit atop the wooden coffee table. A sisal area rug completes the natural look of the space.