Another dining room/library, this one in a historic American style. The far table is used for a library table, the near table is used for eating.
A rustic-looking, round dining room/library, with doors to the garden. A happy place to eat, read or observe nature.
An old-European-looking dining room/library. The coffered wood ceiling, millwork and bookcases, together with the furnishings and windows, all contrive to make the space look old-world.
Interior designer David Easton stores his books in the bedroom of his country home. Generally, it is not to be recommended, due to book mold allergies that afflict many people, but if only newer books are stored there and a filtered air system is in place, it might be okay for those who are not sensitive to book mold and dust.
The L-shaped library in this $20 million Park Avenue apartment has space for hundreds of volumes and at least a couple of club chairs. Not to mention that the room also has its own terrace and a powder room.
This living room has the usual arrangement of bookcases on either side of a fireplace. The roughly – but not completely – symmetrical furniture arrangement is pleasing.
The library in the Beverly Hills house of designer Donna Livingston. The space had been a dressing room, but she made it into a library, installing paneling, a fireplace and bookcases inlaid with bronze fretwork. The work on paper is by Hugó Scheiber.
The living room in a sustainably-built house in the Hudson Valley, New York area. The massive fireplace with its dragon andirons made by the architect-owner, Allan Shope, is framed by alternating bookshelves and stained-glass windows. Really pretty home-like for a modern construction. The bedroom with its unique footboard bookcases.
A small library/dining room designed by Mona Hajj.
One of the several libraries in a Connecticut house. The library has a distinctly Islamic or Moorish feel with the shaped bookcase fronts and the framed pictures of Islamic pottery in the sofa niche.
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