Modest Home Libraries (page 12)


The library in a Dallas home. A very dark library, with high-gloss navy blue lacquered shelves and wall color. The owners chose the color because, although they wanted a red-lacquered library like Brooke Astor’s, they worried that a bright red room would be jarring with the more neutral colors used in the rest of their house. I think I might have chosen a lighter-colored sofa to lighten the room, but perhaps they have children.