The library in fashion designer Diana von Furstenberg’s Connecticut home. She believes that libraries should be filled wit “light and comfortable furniture,” which shows in her own library. The white bookshelves reach at least 10 feet up the walls (those library ladders are actually needed, unlike in some pretentious libraries). In addition to the plush sofas and chairs, there is a large desk in the back for working.
The library at Woodrow Wilson’s house in Princeton, New Jersey (before he became president). He had the house built in 1895, designed in a Tudor revival style by New York architect Edward S. Child. A very traditional English style library.
The library in another of Ralph Lauren’s houses, this one in Bedford, New York. The house was built in 1919 in a stone manor style, and the library is decorated in a rich paneling, comfortable leather chair, Orientalist exotic-style way. Very nice.
The library rotunda in Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s Beverly Hills, California house. “A floor of brass-trimmed leather distinguishes the library rotunda, where a 19th-century English marble-top table is centered beneath a skylight.” A leather floor – how interesting. It looks like slate from a distance. And there’s something very classically-proportioned about this beautiful library room.
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