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.
Designer Todd Klein used high gloss paint colors in this New York apartment. The library's high-gloss brown walls play up the grid pattern of the bookshelves, derived from a design by architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen.
this is a wonderful way to economize your space, should you have that style of staircase. plus, it evokes one of those awesome "beauty and the beast"-style library ladders -- or are those just the fantastical imaginings of my inner nine-year-old? suffice it to say, had i been in belle's shoes, i would never have made it to the west wing.
Two Story Library This was another "what if" moment... When this sunken library was in construction, I looked up and said "What if we did a catwalk around the room?"... This is the result- a rich wood-paneled two story library with a reading niche on the second level. The stained and scored concrete features a sharp navigational star design in the middle... -Design by Champagne Chic Interiors