Library

20 Beautiful Private and Personal Libraries

I would be in book heaven. One day I'll have not only a home big enough for a room like this, but also enough books to fill the shelves. Well, a girl can dream, can't she? Private library designed by architecture firm Ilai, photography by Lukas Wassmann.

Chained library books at Chetham Library in Manchester, England. The oldest public library in the English-speaking world.

(via The Romance of Chetham Library ) Chained library at Chetham Library in Manchester, England, The oldest public library in the English-speaking world. Chetham Library in Manchester, England,

Music room with library above! Heavenly.

( How gorgeous! This could easily be done in one of those old gingerbread style homes. Library upstairs, piano down) I'm obsessed with chunky wood detail! Music Room ~ detail on balcony railings, mouldings and fireplace

The largest and most ornate of the six libraries at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England – often selected as England's favorite country house. It is the largest private library in England with almost 27,000 books collected during several centuries. The old library has 17,000 books from the first seven Dukes of Devonshire.

interiorstyledesign: The largest and most ornate of the six libraries at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England. It is the largest private library in England with almost books collected during several centuries. (via English Country House Libraries, page

Now this... is a home library.

The library of the Chateau de Groussay in France. It was the inspiration for the design of Henry Higgins' library in the movie My Fair Lady.

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Spend a winter's evening lounging on the leather chaise with a good book, a beverage and a fire in the fireplace. My kind of place. So very cozy and English!

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Club design: Gentleman's theme Love the two-story library, all the marble above the fireplace. Love the leather wing back chairs. It's all over the top but stunning to look at.

This library at Chateau de Groussay was the inspiration for the library in My Fair Lady.   There are so many grand home libraries in Europe, it’s hard to pick a favorite.  But, I love a two story library – with a balcony, just like this.  Add a fireplace, and you could live in here!

The library of the Chateau de Groussay in France. It was the inspiration for the design of Henry Higgins' library in the movie My Fair Lady.

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