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I love green and matching the walls to a solid low-armed couch makes the room look less busy. In rooms that are mostly bookshelves it's so hard to keep it from being busy.

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Reading Alcove, London, England photo via worman (Blue Pueblo)

Ah-ha! I will try something like this! A place to sit & read, but not a place I can easily fall asleep, and definitely not a place where people will steal my office for a guest room :) EDIT: This is now my most popular pin!

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An Upstairs Landing Becomes a Book-Lover's Library

Cozy English Country Style

Meg, this room is what I envisioned looking through the gentleman's library auction you posted on facebook. "Gentleman's library room, though I'd love it for myself. I've always wanted a room like this in my home. The ultimate cozy nook."

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50 Jaw-dropping home library design ideas

cozy home library

Beautiful Great Room in a Mountain Home with Amazing Windows & Views!