This storage space achieves a romantically worn feel of a classic in-home library while keeping the room up-to-date with fresh white bookshelves. Classic lighting above each shelving unit adds both a functional and timeless touch.
This traditional study is layered with texture, creating a warm, comfortable space its users can sink right into. A clean-lined, bench cushion sofa tucks into a niche in the built-in bookshelves, with swing-arm lamps that turn the spot into a cozy reading nook. A chaise longue adds a modern touch that's softened by its lived-in leather upholstery.
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.
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.
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.
The Gothic style mansion known as the Crow's Nest in Bronxville, NY, features a formal reading room with beautifully crafted details, such as the white patterned ceiling, traditional chandelier, built-in wooden bookshelves and bay window with bench.
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.
Red English Library With Mahogany Coffered Ceiling
Red damask upholstered walls contrast with the custom mahogany millwork laid out in a diamond pattern in the ceiling. The antique persimmon leather ottoman sits on a stark carpet, and a one-of-a-kind magazine rack holds the client's daily papers from around the world.
Dark Wood Paneling, 35-Foot Ceilings Create Stately Look in Library
Dark wood wall paneling and soaring 35-food ceilings create a stately look to this in-home library that boasts two floors of bookshelves. A chesterfield sofa, armchairs and table offer options for pleasure reading or serious study.