Larger Home Libraries (page 12)

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House Beautiful: Decorating with Books; Hueston

This library covers one very large gable wall of an attic loft in Sweden. The very white walls and furnishings reflect traditional Swedish design and the roughly-hewn brick floor looks quite ancient (I don't know why the Swedes don't use more rugs in their homes – their floors always look so cold and hard to me – but to each her own).

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2112
House Beautiful: Decorating with Books; Hueston

An elegant library with a classical look. The white walls and bookcases, light-colored seating area furnishings and herringbone-patterned wood floors all give the room a light, airy feeling. The library steps, Georgian desk and tapered square display tower all lend an antique interest to the space. Very nice.

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2113
House Beautiful: Decorating with Books; Hueston

This red library with bookcases around at least two walls has an English Country feel about it. The floral-print draperies, the antique table, the window seat, the small art prints and personal photographs interspersed with the books – all make this an inviting space.

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2114
Bunny Williams' Point of View; Williams

This red-lacquered library is in an elegant English-style (perhaps actually English) house. Note the English library table stacked with books and the Regency style grill-fronted bookcase in the entrance hall that ties in with the grill-fronted bookshelves flanking the fireplace. This is a beautifully-decorated room belonging to someone who obviously loves books and design.

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2115
Living With Books; Dupuich

This living room/library in a French house belongs to a book collector. The shelves are made of exotic wood and a collection of African totems and artifacts makes this an arresting space.

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2116
Living With Books; Dupuich

This impressive two-story French library belongs to the founder of a French publishing house – someone who would naturally have many, many books.

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2117
Living With Books; Dupuich

This library in the Palais du Marshan in Tangiers is furnished with Moorish furniture but the waist-high wood bookshelves and map collection above are thoroughly western European. A beautiful combination.

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2118
Living With Books; Dupuich

This library in a French chateau belongs to an interior designer. An eclectic mix of furnishings, gilt spines and library accoutrements.

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2119
Living With Books; Dupuich

The library of a French interior designer living in Tangier. Cedar shelves between neoclassical columns house a fascinating collection of old books and personal items. A chandelier in the shape of a ship sails overhead. Old things as only the ancient world can provide.

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2120
Living With Books; Dupuich

A very comfortable-looking book room in a French apartment. Well-filled shelves envelope the squashy couch in a warm, homey embrace.

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