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.
SPG Architects’ Casa Torcida, located in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, takes inspiration from the Osa’s natural world. SPG juxtaposed bright, tropical colors against the neutral palette of the building materials. The library’s built-in cabinetry and louvers are made of locally harvested, native species of wood.
Bookshelves fill an entire wall in this light-filled, contemporary study with eclectic accents. A pair of cowhide Wassily-style armchairs form a cozy seating nook that's lit for reading by a single pendant. White walls make the art pop, creating a gallery effect.
Cozy Home Office & Library With Contemporary Wood Paneling
With a built-in desk, sleek shelving and a comfortable sofa, this cozy nook doubles as a home office and library. Contemporary wood paneling adds warmth to the space, and fun floral wallpaper adds pizzazz.
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.
For the library, designers created wood, open-backed bookshelves that had the attractive benefit of showing off the exposed brick wall. A leather sofa and ottoman add a hint of Western flair into the eclectic look.
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.