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Historic Renovation, "Idlewild"Traditional Home Office, Providence

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Becky Harris added this to 20 Book Lover’s Spaces That Will Make You Want to ReadMar 8, 2016

The homeowner of this Victorian-era Narragansett, Rhode Island, cottage had always dreamed of a library. Interior designer Lone Carlson was able to carve one out of a former dead space — a hallway that led to nowhere. An overstuffed chair and ottoman, and shelves custom-fitted to the space, transformed the hallway into a snug little library and reading nook.

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Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Pride Restored to a Historic Rhode Island HomeAug 7, 2015

“She dreamed of a library, and I wanted to create a work area for her that gave her that feel,” Carlson says. She used this dead space at the end of a hallway to create a cozy and comfortable office and spot for reading. The house came with several wonderful antique trunks that Carlson had refurbished; she used them throughout the house. The unique water nymph lamp seen here was the client’s, and the desk is a family piece. The designer also composed a gallery wall using family photos. Rug; Kravet; bookcase: custom fitted, Hooker

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shelleyss added this to upstairs landingNov 3, 2016

Love the chair and book shelf, just less formal

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spiritrenovations added this to spiritrenovations's ideasApr 26, 2016

Libraries can be created from furniture pieces rather that built in bookshelves.

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kathleenwo added this to Library / Reading RoomMar 28, 2016

library reading area carved from a dead end space

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