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.
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.
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.
Long wooden beams expand the length of the traditional library. Built-in bookshelves house the homeowners' collection and provide both open and closed storage. Wood paneling and hardwood floors add warmth to the space, which features a cozy seating area surrounding a classic, elegant fireplace.
This classic 1950's ranch home was renovated to include a relaxing study with built-in storage for books, games and a wall-mounted TV. Leather furniture gives the space a warm feel with a brass floor lamp for reading.
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.
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.