Dark Wood Paneling, 35-Foot Ceilings Create Stately Look in Library
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.
Cypress Paneled Library With Grasscloth Upholstered Furniture
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.
Awkward Hallway Space Transformed Into Cozy Reading Nook
A small space with an awkward transition between a hallway and formal living room is put to use as a cozy reading nook. Though the chaise and bookcase are modern in nature, the leather upholstery and crown molding-style trim help keep the space traditional enough to fit the adjacent room. The cowhide rug adds extra coziness, making this a perfect spot to curl up with a great book.
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.
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.
San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014, Library Table and Chairs
Two cream-colored linen chairs flank a Catena Table by Troscan in the Library at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014. The top of the table is honed limestone, while the base is hand-finished and rubbed cast-solid bronze. Designer Geoffrey De Sousa created this space to be a calm respite after a long day.
Eclectic Library Features Metallic Poufs, Unusual Table
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.
"I don't know what my home style is" says Steele. "I like fun and different and colorful." Her study in the front of the house is defined by her eclectic sense of style, with wood paneling brought into the 21st century with chic black paint and a mix of colorful pillows, leopard print and a few hot pink items illustrating Jamie's love of color.
Upstairs Landing Doubles as Small Library With Stunning Views
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.
An atmosphere of eccentric luxury is created in this striking library where wood panels cover the space from floor to ceiling and a red sofa and zebra print rug await visitors in the center of the room.