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You Must-See These 10 Contemporary Home Libraries by AD

You Must-See These 10 Contemporary Home Libraries by AD – Just because your bookshelves are filled with Charlotte Brontë and Henry David Thoreau doesn’t mean your home library can’t boast contemporary design. After browsing through the AD archives, we at Best Design Books feel ready to trade in traditional details for vivid color palettes, modern art, and unconventional furniture. The key is making your modern interior comfortable enough to curl up with a book without having to sacrifice style. From a laid-back California lounge to a colorful Spanish study, take note of these ten reading rooms that pair today’s design trends with everyday functionality. Decorator Isabel López-Quesada converted a former wax factory in Madrid into a stunning home and studio. The sun-flooded library features an Eames lounge chair and ottoman by Herman Miller, vintage side tables, and a Noir Belge marble floor. With dark, sleek lines and plush details, this book haven in a New York family residence by Eran Chen of ODA-Architecture is as romantic as it is modern. A work by Picasso hangs on the far wall, and to the right is a Ju Ming bronze. The sofas are by de Sede. Former Vogue and Vanity Fair art director…

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Stylish Home Libraries by Architectural Digest

Stylish Home Libraries by Architectural Digest – A home library is the perfect respite from the high-tech world with shelves of books and a cozy, studious feel. From a modern space in New York City to an ornate study in Manhattan, Architectural Digest gathered some of their favorite home libraries. Floor-to-ceiling oak bookshelves distinguish the library of a New York City townhouse renovated by architect Annabelle Selldorf. See also: Book Review: The Hinterland – Cabins, Love Shacks A 1951 abstract painting by Charlotte Park and James Brooks hangs in the library of a Hamptons retreat decorated by Carrier and Co.; the vintage Italian marble-top cocktail table is from Sutter Antiques, the armchairs are clad in a Malabar cotton, and the rug is by Woodard & Greenstein. At a Manhattan townhouse transformed by William T Georgis, a Piotr Uklański resin painting provides a striking contrast to the library’s brass-trimmed millwork; the Regency armchairs are attributed to Morel and Hughes. At a Seattle home renovated by Jeffrey Bilhuber, a sofa and lounge chair by Bilhuber, a stone-top cocktail table by Lucca & Co., and antique wood panels from Todd Alexander Romano set an inviting scene in the library; the chandelier is by Bourgeois Bohème, and…

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