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Lovely, 2-story library w/ frplc and dark wood, but how do you get to the second story?
Oooo-spiral staircase to second story book wall-very nice. Even a large TV discretely tucked in.
Combines two loves-books and spiral staircase.
"Freestanding" staircase with stair-step bookcase on both sides.
2 story library, dark paneling, nice refractory table with wing chairs, cozy, leather reading chairs with table & lamp in front of window - AKA - Heaven!
Like the idea of the long, horizontal lighted niche to highlight "collectibles"
The "good" books behind glass set in to the library wall of books; generous sized tufted velvet chaises; rolling drinks cart handy...
Cool, urban loft library tucked in to 2 story stair wall - great use of vvery limited space.
Sad "show/decorator" library, all matchy matchy - obviously books bought by the inch including old World Book Encyclopedia. ;(
Love the idea of a secret door to a second story library, very clever but need to make sure door can hold the weight of the books....
Excellent idea for traditional wall-of-books w'ladder for a very industrial, urban loft use.
Looks like an Easton collector.....
Like the idea of a book wall to frame an entrance to living room/?study? office?
Ummmm - serene wall of glass leading out to lush garden with stark & simple fireplace centered, floor to ceiling walls of books lining the sides. Nice Eames chair but where's a reading lamp and table?
Multi-use in comparatively small space; long, tall wall of books with discrete fireplace centered; living room space in front of floor to celing window; dining room behind LR - very nice.
Cute - library wallpaper in a powder room.
Floor to ceiling book shelves for any interior roof line - even a chalet - with the help of a library ladder - nice!
Nice, softly curved barrel vault ceiling - with library shelves on the sides - interesting.
A cozy but clean and simple library studio overlooking my favorite city - what more could I want?
Pocket door fitted between back-to-back tall bookcases = instant extra room - very cool!
Tuck in a discrete floor to ceiling bookcase anywhere!
Interesting Library / Dining Room combo.
Ummmm - lovely library, comfy chair in front of the fireplace. Note bookshelves over the door. Like the combination of doors with cabinets below and shelves up to beautiful crown moldings at the ceiling.
Love the large-section coffered ceiling. Maybe down in the Library?
Wall to wall and floor to ceiling - the very best way to enjoy books!
Cute idea for "secret" door to bathroom. Wonder what kind of hardware they used?
Completely contemporary style library right down to the reading chair - but where is the reading lamp?
Interesting ideas for lighting the bookcases - small bent-arm lamps in a row on top, or extendable arm lights or. . . . .
More interesting ideas - display a few books propped up with front boards showing as "art". Margaret Armstrong row?
There are times when this is so tempting. . . . .
Classic reading nook set up - comfy chair, good reading lamp, table close enough to held extra books and a cup of coffee.
You can "tuck" a little bit of Library anywhere you can find space for a chair or two and a lovely tall wall of books.
Really like this idea for lighting for book shelves.
The not-so-secret Bookcase door.....
Rolling Library Ladder Kit, 8' Cherry - $230
Just type in Rolling Library Ladders in the Houzz store - lots of temptations, inspiration, ideas - and kits!
Cool! Library ladder used to access high cabinets in butler's pantry.
A good way to make those bookshelves look "built-in".
Didn't know whether to post this to Dining Room or Library Ideas. Love the multi-use aspect and the eclectic variety of chairs, chandelier, brightly colored glass and books - lovely.
LOVE the entire wall o' books...