Built-in and beautifully carved, bookshelves line the walls of this stair landing-turned-library. The room feels open despite all the dark wood, thanks to the high ceilings and light Venetian plaster walls.
This vibrant library perfectly demonstrates how a basic space can be transformed with color and just-right accessories. A blue velvet armchair is a stately presence on one side of the room and pulls out the rich array of colors tucked into the bookshelf.
Dark wood wall paneling and soaring 35-food ceilings create a stately look to this in-home library that boasts two floors of bookshelves. A chesterfield sofa, armchairs and table offer options for pleasure reading or serious study.
With a built-in desk, sleek shelving and a comfortable sofa, this cozy nook doubles as a home office and library. Contemporary wood paneling adds warmth to the space, and fun floral wallpaper adds pizzazz.
Three floor-to-ceiling windows and a crystal chandelier allow for ample light in this contemporary library. Upholstered armchairs and a large area rug in various textures keep the space soft and comfortable.
Turning right off the foyer leads guests into the owners' personal library. Wanting this space to feel carefully curated -- as though all the odds and ends were collected from travels abroad -- the designers combined a tufted sofa, traditional side table, floral armchair and a zebra-print rug. Walls painted bright blue help showcase the traditional wainscoting.