Making the most of a large stair landing, a pair of wingback chairs create a comfy reading nook between tall built-in bookshelves. Wrought iron fixtures and a rich color palette add Mediterranean flair to the small library.
For the library, designers created wood, open-backed bookshelves that had the attractive benefit of showing off the exposed brick wall. A leather sofa and ottoman add a hint of Western flair into the eclectic look.
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.
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.
A plush leather and leopard-print chair with a floral-print pillow sits in front of a window covered by colorful striped drapes in this formal library. On top of a lovely built-in bookshelf sits an impressive collection of autographed footballs encased in glass.