Magnificent cherry wood architectural paneling and detailing are the signature elements in this two-story library and home office. The wool area rug and comfortable leather seating anchors this room and the custom spiral staircase leads one up to the second-floor home office, which is off the master bedroom. The original oil painting is illuminated by the picture light above to call attention to it in the evening.
Beyond the bar is a library with a 12-foot ceiling featuring two belt-driven ceiling fans. Wood built-in bookcases provide storage and display space, and chic white chairs add an unexpected jolt of modern style.
A mustard yellow couch sits centered in front of large windows in the midcentury modern home library. Stylish wood panels the ceiling, mimicking the warm wood floor below. Books line the walls framing the window, filling the custom floor-to-ceiling shelving and adding a sense of coziness to 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.
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.
The second story of this family library features a decorative domed ceiling. Intricately patterned wrought-iron rails on the multi-sided balcony offer a view of the floor below, while elaborate millwork surrounds and encloses rows of built-in bookshelves.
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.
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.