As the weather gets colder, few things are more appealing than curling up with a good book. In celebration of this quintessential winter pursuit, we’ve rounded up 15 spaces that feature beautiful, inspired book displays and bookshelves. Scroll down to give new meaning to the term “literary arts.”
For a recent project in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood, design studio Workstead built a library of beech millwork, outfitting it with locally designed and fabricated furniture, to house the client’s ample book collection.
The Manhattan loft of design duo Roman and Williams — a partnership between Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch — is furnished exclusively with vintage finds, many from former factories. The library at the rear is part of Alesch’s studio.
Two more designs by Jayne. Left: At Drumlin Hall, in New York’s Hudson River Valley, Jayne created a library that does double duty as a relaxed space for cocktails and after-dinner conversation — hence the pull-down bar in one of its archways. Right: Shelves lined with books and dotted with pre-Columbian pieces flank a fireplace and Blue Period Picasso in an apartment Jayne created on Manhattan’s Beekman Place in 2011. The early-20th-century Aubusson carpet was a family heirloom of the clients’