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The wheeled stair and shelves of wonderful leather bound books from the library at Stourhead. I found the library to be rather light and airy compared to many in old stately homes, makes for a refreshing change.

Library <3

Plan 12010JL: Living Grand

Two Story Library with a catwalk around the room? This is the result- a rich wood-paneled two story library with a reading niche on the second level.

This is my life

Or when you buy an old book and its pages are dogeared.

I swear, my bookshelves are like one massive game of Jenga. One wrong move and they all topple over.

always wanted a library for all my books!! Some day! A good book, roaring fire, glass of a good Merlot, old comfy clothes with some good smells wafting from the kitchen, and snow falling outside.

My wall color and bookshelves. Traditional Home Office Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 3

Tweak the lighting. Lighting can make an amazing difference in our experience of a room. For each room in your home, count the light sources — aim for at least three but preferably more. If you have overhead lighting, put the fixtures on dimmer switches and supplement with table and floor lamps.

Hmm--what if we pushed the sofa back under hanging bookshelves --Villa Nuevo - modern - family room - austin - Webber + Studio, Architects

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As pretty as this is, tis a totally Nonsensical standard of book organization! What if a series has differently coloured spines?


George Peabody Library is a Wedding Venue in Baltimore, Maryland. See photos and contact George Peabody Library for a tour.

“If I should meet thee After long years, How should I greet thee? - With silence and tears” — Lord Byron  (can't wait.)

“If I should meet thee After long years, How should I greet thee? - With silence and tears” - Lord Byron

Bunny Mellon - library with layered rugs, antiques, blue willow, transferware, art

"A game room." Photography courtesy of Sotheby's. "Inside Bunny Mellon's Oak Spring Farm Estate" Garden and Gun


*SB Notice lighting ON book shelves* home library - wall filled with books on bookshelves. Furniture in front of bookcase.

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'This library is easily converted to a guest room.' -"Elegant Rooms That Work", Libraries--murphy bed in the spare room