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.
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.
Library: Cape Cod Estate on Buzzards Bay in Dartmouth, Mass.
In the west tower of the home, the wood-paneled library features a floor-to-ceiling beachstone and driftwood chimney breast under a beamed and vaulted ceiling. An arched door leads to a waterfront balcony.
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.
Coffered 35-Foot Ceiling Creates Drama in Two-Story Home Library
A coffered ceiling painted to resemble the sky adds to the drama of the 35-foot ceiling height in this two-story in-home library. Bookcases are backlit to highlight the elegant volumes on their shelves.
Wood-Paneled Library in Mediterranean-Style Estate
Period details abound in this two-story, wood-paneled library, part of a 3.5-acre Mediterranean-style estate located in the heart of Beverly Hills. Known as The Beverly House, the property was designed by Gordon Kaufmann and built in 1927. In this library, the design of the sculpted, cathedral-height ceiling mirrors the pattern of the custom carpet underfoot. Carved panels lend architectural detail and visual interest to every inch of the massive space, while warm wood tones, a crackling fireplace and accent lighting lend coziness and warmth.
The stunning cherry wood library boasts wall-to-wall bookshelves, providing the perfect spot for a book lover. A leather armchair offers a comfortable place for reading, and a spiral staircase provides access to a second floor of bookshelves.
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.
The book-lined library is centered on a Nettie Darr table, one of Barry Dixon's first designs for Mike Reid Weeks and inspired by his grandmother's parlor table. Tall lucite floor lamps provide light at either end of the oak daybed.
Cypress Paneled Library With Grasscloth Upholstered Furniture
This home library features wall-to-wall cypress paneling paired with neutral grasscloth upholstered furniture, including a chaise lounge and sofa. Square patterned pillows decorate the furniture, while colorful glass vases sit atop the wooden coffee table. A sisal area rug completes the natural look of the space.