How To Curate A Fabulous Library For Your Home

So....we are making some serious progress at our Villanova project.

Our goal was to reinvent a rarely used study into a fabulous library for adults to gather, converse and have cocktails.

Here is where our story begins...

We have a Category 5 "redrum" situation to borrow a line from the scary boy in the Shining.

 It's not that I don't like red I LOVE red --- just not this red. I've used red here and loved how it popped the whole entry.

And let's not overlook the Gone With the Wind draperies -- beautifully executed at the time but just outdated for my young hip family.

Here is where we are going...

We have applied a Phillip Jeffries teal grasscloth on the walls and behind the bookcase. We painted all the trim and the ceiling Lakeshore Blue by Sherman Williams. We've added a rich camel leather wing chair from Lee Industries. Excuse the gym clothes here but I was coming from a muddy construction site too and we really needed to contemplate how we're going to approach the carpet (and wait to you see!:)

And WOW!!! How about that window?!!!

They just don't make them like this anymore! We'll be adding beautiful draperies to frame this floor to ceiling window and sconces from the Aerin collection by Visual Comfort on either side of the window.

Next up... this fabulous sleek chair covered in an antelope fabric from Lee Industries.

One more look ----

And take a gander at what's happening across the hall! A gorgeous office space for my beautiful and stylish client.

Come back soon to see the lighting and carpet choices... can't wait to show you!