Design For Bibliophiles

These delightful home libraries are sure to stimulate your inner bookworm.
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On trend

On trend

Image credit: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles; designed by Lindsey Coral Harper

With Radiant Orchid as Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year, we're sure to be seeing a lot of this purple-pink hue. This room, painted Mulberry by Benjamin Moore, makes a stunning statement.

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Vogue living

Vogue living

Image credit: Designed by Thom Filicia

This stylish wood-paneled library by Thom Filicia is a sophisticated balance of masculine and feminine.

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Wood coffer ceiling

Wood coffered ceiling

Image credit: Midwestern Wood Products Co.

Got big bucks to spend? A wood coffer ceiling can add stunning architectural detail to a library.

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Build into the wall

Build into the wall

Image credit: Lonny Magazine

Short on space? Take a cue from this tiny library designed by Michele Bonan for an Austrian ski lodge and store your books in a wall nook.

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Moody blue

Moody blue

Image credit: Designed by Jan Showers

Go bold with a blue library and coordinating window treatments. Colorful furniture and accents keep the room from getting too dark.

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Design is in the details

Design is in the details

Image credit: Viceroy Santa Monica

Rumor has it that designer Kelly Wearstler handpicked almost all of the 2,000 books displayed on these diagonal shelves.

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Take a splash

Take a splash

Image credit: Joshua Simpson

If you love reading books while soaking in the tub, take a cue from writer Michael Cunningham's library bathroom. It's a bookworm's paradise.

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To the ceiling

To the ceiling

Image credit: Designed by Katie Ridder

Built-in shelving taken all the way up to the ceiling can make the room feel enormous, even with a massive collection of books.

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Media room

Media room

Image credit: Designed by Thom Filicia

We're not sure what's more impressive about this room — the numerous awards or the fabulous purple trim.

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Bring out your inner child

Bring out your inner child

Image credit: Jenny Komenda Interiors

This living room by interior designer Jenny Komenda, the voice behind Little Green Notebook, is filled with colorful objects, instruments and comfy seating. It's like a playroom for adults.

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In the nursery

In the nursery

Image credit: Elizabeth Sullivan Design

Teach your tot the joy of reading early on by building a kid-friendly book wall.

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Multipurpose

Multipurpose

Image credit: Designed by Jan Showers

This library space does duty as an office, eating surface, TV room and art gallery wall.

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For serious booklovers

For serious book lovers

Image credit: Siemasko + Verbridge

This massive library was part of a renovation on a house that had been previously neglected for 50 years.

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