Most rooms in our homes serve a practical purpose for life’s daily routines, but a cozy home library can be a space for those rare moments of peace and quiet. Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we’ve got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.
Contemporary Home Library
An idyllic private library in a home designed by Gianni Botsford, Cahuita, Costa Rica. Read the full article at Archdaily.
Keep all your kids’ favorite titles on display by using picture ledges in a nursery or playroom. Don’t have kids? This works just as well for coffee table books! Read the full article at Modern 24 Seven.
The innovative staircase library, designed by Levitate Architects, that came up with this ingenious solution to a book storage problem and created a loft-like bedroom nestled under the roof of the top-floor apartment. Read the full article at Apartment Therapy.
DIY Pipe Shelving
Create a custom bookcase/desk unit out of wooden planks and plumbing pipe. The configurations are endless. Read the full article at Amber Interiors.
Vintage Home Library
A 1951 abstract painting by Charlotte Park and James Brooks hangs in the library of a Hamptons retreat decorated by Carrier and Co. Read the full article at Architectural Digest.
Opt for lucite shelves if you want the books, not the furniture, to be the focus. These would also work well in a small space to prevent it from being too crowded. Read the full article at Domaine.
Think inside the box for book storage with this cabinet with glass door fronts. Your collection will stay protected and pristine. Read the full article at Lonny.