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Belsey and Mahla contemporary-living-room

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September 6, 2011
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Jason Hudson
I feel you! I'm in the same boat myself. Good luck on your search.
    Bookmark   September 7, 2011 at 6:34PM
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They look like they could be the Garden City Double-Arm Wall Sconce by Hudson Valley (in an Aged Brass finish?). Lumens has them here:

Hope this helps! - Susan
    Bookmark   September 8, 2011 at 3:18PM
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August 10, 2012
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Where did you buy the library staircase
June 16, 2012
jesibel777 wrote:
Is that chandelier the Mod 2097 light by Flos or the Medusa by Nuevo lighting?

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Becky Harris added this to Get a Step Up with a Ladder
If you don't squint you'll miss the ladder in this shot. I love these shelves.
Large symmetrical book displays are one of the best ways to make a statement in a room filled with books. These displays frequently flank a fireplace as seen here. The symmetry allows all of the books to come together in a clean design so that they add a nice geometric pattern to the room. Here we also see that some favorite books are stacked on the coffee table which makes this room a really appealing place to do some reading in. People who want to devote an entire room to their library should look at this type of design.
Becky Harris added this to How to Stage Shelves
Now THAT'S a library! Double ladders and great overhead lighting make these even more impressive.
And these bookshelves, too. In this room, I love how the dark wood contrasts with the white walls. Which brings us to...
This recessed shelves are such a beautiful feature. Note also how well they are lit from above.
Becky Harris added this to Create a Place for Books
This comfortable living room doubles as a library. Another design element that libraries let you use are those gorgeous swing arm sconces, seen above the shelves.
Becky Harris added this to Get Ideas for a Cozy Library Space
This living room emphasizes the fireplace by flanking it with inset bookshelves, complete with library ladders and library lights overhead. Side note: This room is a perfect lesson in scale; the shelves, mirror and chandelier hold their own against the high walls.
Becky Harris added this to 12 Libraries That Lightened Up
This is a beautiful example of a transitional-style library. It has the bones of a traditional library but has lightened things up with paint color, fabrics and light fixtures.Where and how do you store the books in your home? Let us know in the Comments section.More:24 Amazing Walls of BooksTour a Book Lover's Beautiful Cape Cod
Shane D. Inman added this to Designer's Touch: 10 Luxurious Libraries
2. Wall of built-ins. Flank your fireplace and indulge your room with oversize built-in bookshelves. They'll make a visual statement and act like artwork.

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great lighting and bookshelves
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Fantasy library
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Split bookcases with accent in mirror
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Living room?
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Flank your fireplace and indulge your room with oversize built-in bookshelves. They'll make a visual statement and act like artwork.
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recessed walls around chimney built up with inset shelves
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plenty of room for books, love it!
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Love the sofa in the middle of the room (even tho this is obviously a living area vs. an office). Would like to have sofa seating option included in my office.
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lamp on tip of the shelf
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custom bookcases
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These are lovely library walls...
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True built-in bookcases
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Furniture positioning and sofa selections.
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Floating like a painting
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book shelf lighting
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Love the color and look of the shelves
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Balance. Fireplace, morrow, bookshelves hold their own against high ceilings
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the bookcases inset into the wall.
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like how its built-in like a huge niche
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i like combining an otherwise not so useful living room with the functionality/beauty of a library.
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Way more traditional than our taste, but I like the framed bookshelves look….almost looks like a framed piece of art. And, there's light in this room!!
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ladders not too high
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great way to utilize tall ceilings
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Bookcases around fireplace
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Library fireplace
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Library shelves imbedded in wall but these seem too busy
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book shelf lighting
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Two Ladders
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sofa set-up with coffee table, plus bookshelves, would just want desk behind sofa
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lighting over shelves
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scale: walls, chandelier, mirror balance high ceilings
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Balance and symmetry
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built-in dark wood bookcases
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frame out / built in.
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floating shelves
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the lighting
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High ceiling and bookcases
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lighting above books
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Stained Bookshelves inset.
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Built in library
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luxury - & mix of sofas
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Cool. Very cool bookshelves. SR Absolutely love this. For the music room?
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Books on dark open shelves
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library with fp
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Bookcase either side of fire
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bookcases recessed into wall & flanking FP
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stacked paperbacks, brass swing arm wall lamps
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two mix-matches sofas sets the tone for a more informal and relaxing space, while two identical arm chairs close off the space with their strong, formal backs. The upholstery of the two chairs is a bit more fun so as not to make it too serious. Love the idea of a recessed bookshelf, so much less imposing than a floor to ceiling shelf. the picture lights whimsically hung above the shelf create rhythm and balance on either side of the firlace, and draw eye up to the unique fixture above.
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recessed library shelves
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mix of elegant and modern style
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DVD's instead of books.
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bookshelves flanking fireplace
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Library lights
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hate light but like the general setup and feel
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upstairs with ambient lighting
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filled bookcase
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flanking fireplace
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Like but with darker walls
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Living room
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More "into the wall" bookcases
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built in library
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