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10 Incredible Home Libraries

by Grace Bonney

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We’ve been dealing with endless rounds of rain lately, and all I want to do in weather like that is curl up with the pets and a good book on the couch (and maybe a snack). Between Julia and I we have a pretty hefty book collection, so we’ve been focusing on devoting space to our favorites in our dining room, where we had a full room of built-in shelves installed. I’ve been spending more time in our little home library, so it got me thinking about some of my favorite home libraries we’ve shared here at Design*Sponge. From small under-stairs shelving to grand, floor-to-ceiling storage (with rolling library ladders!), these spaces remind me that I can devote as much of my love and my space to print as I can to digital. I hope these libraries will inspire you as much as they have me, either to redecorate or just grab your favorite book and revisit it for a while. xo, grace

Image above: Jessica Helgerson’s amazing home library on Sauvie Island in Oregon. 

*Be sure to check out these sweet reading nooks from our favorite home tours, too!

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Images above: (Top) The incredible under-stair library in the Guts & Glory studio; (MiddleThe Kingston, NY home of two musicians contains this amazing triangle-shaped home library; (Bottom) Beautifully modified IKEA bookshelves in the Brooklyn home library of Amy Azzarito.

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Talk about an impressive library! Sibella Court’s Australian studio includes this amazing library of magazines, books, craft supplies and collected ephemera.

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I’m with this Pug — this great home library makeover (with curved rolling library ladder track!) is worth smiling about.

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Wood salvaged from a nearby historic restoration project became the perfect library shelving for this Texas home.

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This Saugerties, New York home pairs a lemon yellow sofa with a wall of built-in shelving for books (and a cleverly disguised TV).

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I love any time shelving follows the shape of a room, especially in this home from Marie Claire Maison.

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This Vancouver loft has an amazing floor-to-ceiling home library accessible by a great rolling library ladder.

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This Washington, D.C. home’s library makeover was inspired by the owner’s impressive collection of Esquire magazines.

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