This Victorian-style library is cozy and inviting, with rich wood bookcases and paneling, jewel-toned, comfortable furnishings and a fireplace to make a warm spot for curling up with a good book. Decor, Ideas, Dreams Libraries, Home Libraries, Interiors Design, Living Room, Book, Study, House
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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.
(via: ELLE Decor) "A pair of Hans Wegner’s Papa Bear chairs flank a circa-1938 Mogens Koch desk in the library of a Manhattan townhouse decorated by Lee Mindel." (December 2006) Gorgeously ornamented bookcases with all the moldings and trimmings, plus those lovely herringbone floors. Very chic.
he library in the entryway of a Hollywood Hill house. The bookcases, running nearly to the high ceiling, are painted white with red-painted walls behind to add color to the space. A small pedestal table and pair of arm chairs provide a place for browsing and stacking new purchases. A well-designed space.
British Library - Another excursion