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Warm, Welcoming Home Library Boasts Rich Wood Paneling
Just off the home's main entry, this cozy library offers respite from the busiest of days. The walls are completely covered in paneling, creating an overwhelming warmth that compels guests to sit for a spell.
Victorian, Wood Library With Statement Furniture and Full-Wall Windows
This library offers ample display for an impressive collection of books and fine art. A grand, Victorian desk has a stately presence looking toward a full-windowed wall and cozy lounge chair. A lampshade chandelier compliments the sophisticated style of the room and casts a warm glow matching the bookshelf lighting.
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.
Long wooden beams expand the length of the traditional library. Built-in bookshelves house the homeowners' collection and provide both open and closed storage. Wood paneling and hardwood floors add warmth to the space, which features a cozy seating area surrounding a classic, elegant fireplace.
Glass panels on the staircases blend in seamlessly, becoming nearly invisible, and look less bulky than traditional railing. White walls and a white ceiling, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows, keep the room feeling airy and bright despite the bookshelf wall's hulking presence.
Low, amber ceiling panels combine with dark wood walls and shelves to create a cavernous, masculine retreat. A mix of comfortable furniture, from the deep suede sofa to the sleek upholstered chair, create a welcoming conversation area, while a built-in bar is perfect for entertaining.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
The two-story paneled library mixes traditional and modern styles. Dark brown walls are paired with classic bookcases, filled with the homeowners' collection. Centered in the room is a long rustic table and contemporary wire-and-leather chairs, creating a great spot for homework and research, while cozy chairs by the bay window make for the perfect reading area.