Friday, January 7, 2011

Home Librairies

Red Library
"Red libraries are best!" says designer Alessandra Branca. Walls are upholstered in wool paisley. The sofa and ottoman are Branca designs.

Mahogany Library
Since a mahogany-paneled library can tend to be dark, designer Markham Roberts brightened up this Connecticut family's home library. He says, "Almost everything was chosen for its ability to pop," including the Tibetan rug, curtains in Pierre Frey's L'Incourt, ottoman upholstered in Tiger Velvet from Brunschwig & Fils, and 1920s French vases mounted as lamps. The Swedish Neoclassical writing table is from H.M. Luther.

A Touch of Toile
Designer Robin Bell covered the sofa, armchair, and ottoman in this New York summer home's study in antique toile.

Sea-Inspired Library
Designed by Gene Meyer and Frank de Biasi, this library features seahorses throughout the room, including the vintage plaster lamps with rattan shades. The pink on the walls, decorated with seashells, is a custom mix that is fitting for this Miami home.

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