15 Lovely Libraries in Unexpected Places

Peter Dolkas

If the feeling we have for a well-stocked library can be classified as love, than an unexpected library might just make us keel over. Turning a corner, opening a secret door, or catching a reflection in the mirror of a library is one of the most pleasant surprises one can have in a home. Whether it be above a doorway, in a bathroom, in an archway, above a bathtub, or making up a headboard, you never know where you are going to find one. Get the look in your own home by placing a bookcase in a secret spot, where no guest will think to find it. Perhaps a narrow bookcase fits in the nook between your sink and stove, the cranny behind your headboard, or the transept above your door. Wherever you place it, style it well, and be prepared to go weak at the knees every time you see it.

Photography: 1. Emily Henderson photographed by Bethany Nauert, 2. via Interior Design 2014, 3. via Classy and Southern 4. David Hicks photographed by Brittany Ambridge for Domino Magazine, 5. photographed by Björn Wallander for Architectural Digest, 6. Carouschka Streijffert photographed by Frederik Lieberath, 7. Eric Staudenmaier (photographer and source), 8. Joshua Simpson via FSG Work in Progress, 9. photographed by Emily Gilbert for Design Sponge, 10. Attic Fire Interiors (photographer and source), 11. William Abranowicz (photographer and source), 12. Douglas Friedman (photographer and source), 13. Fernando Santangelo (designer and source), 14. Peter Pennoyer Architects (designer and source), 15. Attic Fire Interiors (photographer and source).

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