Colorful, Eclectic Home Library Offers Comfy Seating
Two walls of built-ins rise to the peaked ceiling of this contemporary, third-story library. Chairs are sited to make the most of the room's lakefront views. A collection of Suzani blankets inspired the room's design and color palette.
In this transitional library, the designer blends a mix of rich fabrics. A blue corduroy chair sits in front of the window with a watered silk and white sheer curtain, as well as a blue fabric window shade with beads.
Metal Cutout Sunshades Allow Dappled Light Into Second Floor Library
As the afternoon sun pours onto this two-story building, the metal cutout sunshade helps to filter the light that makes it into the library. This helps regulate the temperature in the space, but it also dapples the library with an elegant glow that allows readers plenty of light to explore their favorite books.
Country Reading Room With Full Wall Bookshelves, Leaf Patterned Window Seat and Wood Piano
White bookshelves reach to the ceiling for maximum book storage in this home library. A wonderful, unique book page light fixture is an excellent detail for this reading focused room. A window seat is padded with an orange, leaf design cushion with matching throw pillows.
A library by Dutch-born designer Martin Kobus was inspired by the use of an original Rembrandt. His firm installed crisp white plaster work on the ceilings in between the beams and on the upper walls, then stained the wood paneling a rich dark espresso.
This library space was once a sea of wall-to-wall green with gold accents and cluttered bookshelves. Now, the space is elegant and calming. The home's original molding and wainscoting has been restored and highlighted in this sleek, new design, and the bookcases have been cleaned up and stocked with myriad books. The luscious, overstuffed furniture gives the family a great place to relax and read, but this space has also been equipped with some tech savvy gadgets, such as a projector with a retractable screen, so that the family can watch their favorite soccer matches in style.