Elements of this entrance mimic features inside the library for a cohesive look. Sconces framing the doorway resemble the dramatic pendant light over the fireplace. The doorframe's stain color matches the tray ceiling stain in the library.
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.
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.
Library Features Gold Ceiling & Blood Orange Chairs
The metallic ceiling in this magnificent home library was inspired by a Parisian hotel where the family once vacationed. The ceiling subtly adds bold texture to the space — it's eye-catching but just out of sightline, so it doesn't overwhelm the design. Blood orange chairs and artwork bring vibrant color to the room.
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.
The homeowner had an empty room that she wanted to transition into a classical home library. The room is situated directly adjacent to her formal living room and was created using character grade walnut. Featuring built-in cabinetry and ottomans with green velvet cushions, the color of which were chosen to mimic the outdoors and enhance the wood tones in the space, the library space has plenty of seating, but the ottomans are not fixed, meaning that they can be relocated to provide additional seating to the formal living room if necessary.
Pick up a book or play us a tune in this cozy nook, part of this home's library. Floor to ceiling bookshelves give lots of storage space and a beloved armchair and lamp make for a perfect quiet retreat.
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.