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7 beautiful home library ideas

A deep aqua-painted library/Photography: Joshua McHugh

Who else needs a place to study (or Zoom)? In the spirit of the back-to-school season, grab your pencils—er, paint samples—and keep scrolling for 7 sophisticated home libraries that will get your creative juices flowing. From deeply stained woods to subtle patterns to as-bold-as-it-gets paint colors, our selection of trending-right-now home library designs is, well, designed to inspire your next project. Put down the books (for now!) and find a scheme you love amid some of the chicest studies and book nooks to be found anywhere. 

A brown library/Photography: Emily Followill Photography/A moody, masculine study designed by Suzanne Kasler Interiors features stained walls and peaceful views.
A small neutral, modern library/Photography: Werner Segarra/A textured wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries appears in this modern home library designed by IMI Design Studio.
A white home library located in the attic/Photography: Dustin Halleck/An attic-turned-study, this homey room designed by Third Coast Interiors features a restored original window with a fleur-de-lis motif.
A door frame with bookshelves on either side/Photography:Dustin Halleck/A second book-filled room in the home above, this office features custom bookshelves, and historically accurate hardware and French doors.

 

A white living space with bright decor/Photography: Mark Roskams/James Duncan Inc. designed this midcentury library for a home in Key Biscayne, Florida.

 

A light brown library/Photography: Trevor Tondro/A custom Farrow & Ball paint color appears on the walls of this library in a Beverly Hills home designed by Andrea Michaelson Design.

 

A deep aqua-painted library/Photography: Joshua McHugh/With millwork painted in Sherwin-Williams's Country Squire, and wallpaper from House of Hackney, this gem-toned library was designed for a New York City home by BarlisWedlick Architects LLC.

 

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