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Modern Library with Pop of Purple
SPG Architects’ Pawling House in Pawling, N.Y., features an open, loft-like living space with soaring ceilings. The library, on the house’s lower level, uses the same soft palette as the rest of the house — polished concrete, steel columns and neutral walls — with a pop of color in the built-in bookcases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three floor-to-ceiling windows and a crystal chandelier allow for ample light in this contemporary library. Upholstered armchairs and a large area rug in various textures keep the space soft and comfortable.
In this five-story Boston townhouse, a traditional living room features floor-to-ceiling bookshelves for housing the homeowners' many books. Four sloped chairs with nailhead trim make for a cozy reading spot or intimate conversations. The graphic area rug brings a touch of contemporary to the room.