Karl Lagerfeld's very large home library in his photo studio apartment in Central Paris. He had 60,000 books, mostly concerning fashion and art, making it one of the world's largest private libraries. His bookshelves appear to be made of thin steel, running the length of each wall of the large room, and about three stories up. A steel circular staircase ascends to the steel catwalk that encircles the space about fifteen feet off the floor, and a steel platform ladder on wheels allows access…
Designer Amanda Kyser has filled Long Island home's library with artistic details. The Molina sofa from Bespoke is covered in Arabica Belgian linen from Libeco-Lagae, and the pillows are a mix of antique silk ikat and 19th-century Thai patterns. Walls are painted Dark Taupe and bookcases are Merlot, both by Benjamin Moore. Pictures of Home Library Decor - House Beautiful
I would love to have a similar library in my home. Cherry shelves from floor to ceiling and wall to wall with matching ladder, leather chairs, an interesting chandelier... and I'd tuck some curiosity cabinets between books with glass doors for specimens and fossils.
"The current owners of this home. . . . commissioned Interior Dimensions to design and install bookshelves on every wall from ceiling to floor, creating a one-of-a-kind library." The library cost more than 50,000 dollars, according to Businessweek. That does it. Next 50k I make goes to the library fund.