Home Library Ideas
Nowadays we live in the digital age, but the truth is that no technology can compare to the feeling of a good book in your hands. For that reason, Best Design Books decided to show some amazing home library ideas that put your favorite books on display for a space that’s well-designed and well-read.
At a house she remodeled in California’s Carmel Valley, designer Sally Sirkin Lewis encircled the library with shelves, added French doors to bring in views of the lush landscape, and outfitted the space with Le Corbusier Grand Confort armchairs.
Architect David Ling renovated an Upper East Side apartment for a bibliophile neurosurgeon and incorporated a rare-book library which Ling described as “the centerpiece of the design” to the mix. Medical books, some dating to the 15th century, line the modern shelves. The sitting area features a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona table surrounded by a Le Corbusier love seat and sling-back chairs.
Architect Margaret Griffin, in collaboration with architect Elyse Grinstein, renovated a home on Los Angeles’s West Side, an area that has natural creeks and groves of indigenous trees. The star tree here is a 300-year-old sycamore that shades a small spring and lush slope in back. The snug library “started out with a full brick wall facing the tree,” explains the owner, but the brick was replaced by sheets of glass to bridge the room’s connection to the outdoors.
The library of a Hamptons home bucks tradition with white-painted bookshelves, a rustic English table, and barrel wicker chairs, circa 1970.
Architect Laura Sartori Rimini and interior designer Roberto Peregalli of Studio Peregalli crafted this Milanese pied-à-terre for an Italian family in the fabric business. The duo drew inspiration from original architectural details to create the library, a stately space overseen by two early-19th-century portraits; the custom-made sofas are covered in a Madeleine Castaing fabric by Brunschwig & Fils.
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