Before and After: Creating a Cozy and Colorful Library

Fall has arrived! And since the cold air is here to stay I find there are rooms in my home I tend to gravitate to that feel warm and cozy. Do you have one of those spaces in your home? With a fireplace, lots of furry throws and cozy sofas?

Our firm worked on a gorgeous stately old home last winter to create a warm and cozy library space for our clients to entertain and binge watch their favorite netflix series! My new fave series is the Stranger Things btw:)

 If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen a few sneak peaks of this space last winter. 

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Here is the picture of the library before we started.

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It certainly was RED and filled with Gone with the Wind type draperies!

But how about that gorgeous window?? 

The bones of this room are so stunning. So we really wanted to create a cozy space for our owner's young family to relax but also make it fun and infuse lots of color. So here is the finished space...

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In this corner of the room we added a camel colored leather chair from LEE industries and draperies with a beautiful leading edge trim from Samuel and Son. The entire room is wrapped  in a textured wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries and the trim and ceiling are painted in a coordinating paint color. We also added gorgeous sconces from the Aerin collection from Visual Comfort and a vintage rug layered over a larger textured area rug.

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This cozy swivel chair is covered in this fabulous antelope fabric and is also from LEE industries. 

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Here's a great shot of the whole space ... you can get the sense of how cozy and warm this room feels!

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Here's a close up of that beautiful vintage rug.

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Can you ever have too much texture? I think not!

And across the way we revamped a small vestibule area to coordinate with the library room.

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So what do you think? Did we give our clients a warm and cozy space infused with lots of color and personality?

All photography by Kyle Borne Photography, ballet flats provided by our team member Caroline Roberts! Thanks to my team Ashley Bassett and Caroline Roberts for all of your help!

I'd also like to send lots of love to these clients I've designed just about every room in their old home and we are now working our way through their beautiful new home. They're the best clients because they are super kind and trusting. They let us do our thing WHICH always provides the best outcome in design! Thanks for listening!! xo

Thanks for reading! xo