A pintucked ottoman and two cozy neutral chairs with orange pillows are situated in front of a wall-to-wall bookshelf in this home library. A small table with a lamp finishes off the space, creating the perfect place for kicking back with a good book.
Cozy Den Area Features Fireplace, Library Nook and TV
At the end of the master suite is a cozy den featuring a corner fireplace, library nook and television. Heavy wood beams and trim and stucco walls continue the Mediterranean styling seen throughout this Santa Ynez Valley, Calif., home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During the day, the neutral color palette in the library at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 allows the lush greenery outside to take center stage. Designer Geoffrey De Sousa created the space as a lighter, fresher take on the typical dark paneling.
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.
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.