Home libraries usually either look way too stuffy or like the decorator was just trying too hard. This one just looks cozy. I love the shelf to the right of the couch because it just looks like a floor to ceiling stack of books. My library will totally have stacks of books no matter how hard I try to keep them all on the shelves.
Really interesting. The built-ins could be made with some regular shelving units and crown molding. The bed/couch doesn't necessarily need to be built in (a simple removable day bed would probably also look nice) but I love it like this.
Design by Steven Gambrel | Photography by Simon Upton | as seen in Elle Decor Feb/Mar 2011 | In the master bedroom, the custom-made headboard is upholstered in a Bergamo fabric, the bench is antique, and the French chandelier dates from the 1920s; the lamps are by Christopher Spitzmiller, and the curtains are of a Nancy Corzine silk