Looking through the gentleman's parlor into the game room, one can see the creative way Glenn Wallace incorporates small paintings into the parlor design scheme. Vintage and design books are also a key component of the Smithfield Cottage look, instantly adding a sense of lived-in comfort and history to the space.
You won't be able to focus on a book in the gorgeous reading room of this Tarrytown, NY mansion. This home library has ample room for all your books and more. The wooden interior makes the room cozy while the high ceilings enlarge the room and the grand windows bring in the light.
Blue and Pink Transitional Library With Striped Curtains
Blue and pink are a surprisingly grown-up combination in this handsome library, in part because of the room's sophisticated details: a plush Oriental rug, tailored armchairs, a delicate coffee table. Stripes on the curtains are a hint of a jaunty nautical touch.
With large single hung vinyl windows with energy-efficient insulating glass, this library offers one of the best spots in the home for enjoying views of the outdoors. The library is just steps from the kitchen, as well as a porch outside.
Traditional Library With Floor-to-Celing Oak Bookcases
Floor-to-ceiling oak bookcases run the length of the room to make an accessible, much-used study. The George III desk is a favorite spot to read. The tufted ottoman is upholstered in tweedy brown wool and doubles as a table.
San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014, Library Club Chair
Designer Geoffrey De Sousa opted for soothing neutrals in linen, suede and silk when creating the Library at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014. Shown here is the Padrino Club Chair by Studio Van Den Akker in sand-colored suede.
This storage space achieves a romantically worn feel of a classic in-home library while keeping the room up-to-date with fresh white bookshelves. Classic lighting above each shelving unit adds both a functional and timeless touch.
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.
This Craftsman style waterfront home in Washington state is just as beautiful on the inside. The home library features plenty of space for relaxing, reading, and browsing the expansive catalog by using the wooden rolling ladder.
The library includes deck mounted solar powered skylights with light-filtering single pleated blinds that bring fresh air and natural light into the space, that can be controlled through a smartphone app.
Library: Waterfront Mansion Featured in Kourtney and Kim Take Miami
Feeling studious? Hide away in this Miami mansion's wood-paneled library with built-in ladder to catch up on some reading. Known as Palazzo di Mare, the home was rented by socialite sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian while they filmed their E! reality series, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.