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ELLE DECOR, Brocksmith and Coleman

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I want to see more books and less open space! But similar concept to my dream library: walls of books and large desk in the centre.

Claire Basler‘s studio for botanical paintings | shelleysdavies.com ~ follow the link to view stunning photos of this creative space

People in the village call it the ‘flower house’: French floral artist Claire Basler’s home, garden and studio in Les Ormes, outside Paris.

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Eames DCM dining chairs, Joyn table by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra. Photos - Felix Forest, Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files

A game table claims a sunlit corner of the library (how I would love to paint the book cases in our music room to lighten it up)

Farrow & Ball's Sutcliffe Green on bookcases

Suzanne Slesin’s library dining room in NYC. Atmosphere of an English Library. I'd love a library/dining room!

dining room doubles as a library with tall bookshelves, decent lighting, and some comfortable seats - what a great idea!

What a great alternative for a small space, upholstered benches that can be tucked under the table and seat more people, so long as they don't mind snuggling up. These benches can be brought to other areas of the space, too, for 360 degree seating.


All this rain and cloudy weather makes me want to stay for awhile in this cozy library. They go on everything: shelves cases tables by the.

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We all have books that we keep around the house, but why not turn your book obsession into a design feature? Check out these fabulous home libraries that are bursting with inspiration.

walls covered in books and records PLUS a sturdy, farm-style dining table. Perfect combo.

Comfortable and Classic: Farm-Style Dining Tables

Barn Library A floor-to-ceiling bookcase in the barn holds a collection of vintage children's books on this farm with storybook charm. Read more: Farmhouse Style - Rustic Home Decor - Country Living

Take Your Home Library To A New Level With These Inspiring Design Ideas

62 Home Library Design Ideas With Stunning Visual Effect

I love this look - full height fitted shelves with a proper library ladder. The spaces for displaying artwork are lovely