Photo By: Houlihan Lawrence, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Cool Neutral Tones
Script-printed wallpaper lines the walls of this library, while built-in shelving provides storage space for this family’s reading materials. Cool neutral tones and distressed wood accents give this room a cozy atmosphere, perfect for curling up with a good book.
Elements of this entrance mimic features inside the library for a cohesive look. Sconces framing the doorway resemble the dramatic pendant light over the fireplace. The doorframe's stain color matches the tray ceiling stain in the library.
Cozy Home Office & Library With Contemporary Wood Paneling
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.
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.
A hand-painted canvas on the ceiling and rich walnut paneling frame this formal study. A traditional chandelier and tufted armchairs provide a casual warmth to the space, while the animal print area rug adds visual interest.
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.
Study Features Comfortable Seating for Curling Up With a Book
A cozy study features comfortable seating and appropriate task lighting for curling up with a good book. Thanks to this home's location along the shores of Long Island Sound in Old Greenwich, Conn., the room enjoys sweeping water views through the sunny windows.