my ideal sort of library... sad we don't have higher ceilings.
I like how the shelves have special display shelves at reading height to show off selected volumes, and I like having a reading table in the middle of the room with lighting. Every library needs a table where you can sit with a book or a laptop or do homework.
I love the combination of books & cozy... this seems like a place you'd want to spend a lot of time.
possible reference for shelves alternating windows?
another reference for a cozy library room w/ fireplace
interesting idea for much more dramatic colors.. also I suspect the lighting here would be dramatic at night.
possible reference for TV over fireplace, though i don't love the colors
I like how the half-height fireplace allows the TV to be lower and closer to ideal viewing height. If the TV is too high, then watching for extended time causes eye strain.
another half-height fireplace with lower TV and more of an optimal height... (though this TV is probably too large)
okay, this is my last example of half-height fireplaces with TV's at a more optimal height...
not practical for our house, but like the look here.