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Books devoted to Keaton’s favorite subjects predominate: “I love photography, and I love architecture,” she says. “Those are the core elements of my library.” | archdigest.com

Inside Diane Keaton’s House in Beverly Hills

Books devoted to Keaton’s favorite subjects predominate: “I love photography, and I love architecture,” she says. “Those are the core elements of my library.” | archdigest.com

Rustic Office/Library and Hottenroth & Joseph Architects in New York, New York | archdigest.com

Yes, It's Possible to Conceal All the Electronics in Your TV Room

Rustic Office/Library and Hottenroth & Joseph Architects in New York, New York | archdigest.com

"It's small and cozy," Tucker says of the library | archdigest.com

Suzanne Tucker Renovates a Country Home in San Francisco

"It's small and cozy," Tucker says of the library | archdigest.com

Books and Buddha sculptures, as well as a 17th-century Tibetan bronze dancing demon guardian, fill the built-in shelves that envelop the library | archdigest.com

Kerry Hill Restores a Historic Singapore Home

Books and Buddha sculptures, as well as a 17th-century Tibetan bronze dancing demon guardian, fill the built-in shelves that envelop the library | archdigest.com

Books and Buddha sculptures, as well as a 17th-century Tibetan bronze dancing demon guardian, fill the built-in shelves that envelop the library | archdigest.com

Kerry Hill Restores a Historic Singapore Home

Books and Buddha sculptures, as well as a 17th-century Tibetan bronze dancing demon guardian, fill the built-in shelves that envelop the library | archdigest.com

In the library, the Holly Hunt sofa is covered in a cream-color fabric by Donghia. The chairs are clad in a peacock-blue velvet from Zoffany | archdigest.com

A Historic NYC Apartment Gets a Glamorous Update from Designer Christina Murphy

In the library, the Holly Hunt sofa is covered in a cream-color fabric by Donghia. The chairs are clad in a peacock-blue velvet from Zoffany | archdigest.com

Manhattan townhouse library | archdigest.com

These Home Libraries are a Book Lover’s Dream

Manhattan townhouse library | archdigest.com

The Indian tablecloth and taffeta curtains in designer Sig Bergamin’s Brazilian library were found in Paris | archdigest.com

These Home Libraries are a Book Lover’s Dream

The Indian tablecloth and taffeta curtains in designer Sig Bergamin’s Brazilian library were found in Paris | archdigest.com

For a house on Harbour Island in the Bahamas, Lea Ciavarra and Anne Marie Lubrano, of Lubrano Ciavarra Architects, utilized Bahamian colonial-era details and natural materials. The central gathering place is the soaring two-story library, a cube measuring 24 feet in all directions. As in most other portions of the house, the room is lined with dense, termite-resistant South American ipê wood | archdigest.com

These Home Libraries are a Book Lover’s Dream

For a house on Harbour Island in the Bahamas, Lea Ciavarra and Anne Marie Lubrano, of Lubrano Ciavarra Architects, utilized Bahamian colonial-era details and natural materials. The central gathering place is the soaring two-story library, a cube measuring 24 feet in all directions. As in most other portions of the house, the room is lined with dense, termite-resistant South American ipê wood | archdigest.com

After Hurricane Katrina, designer Richard Keith Langham revisited and refreshed a Mississippi house he first decorated two decades ago. Dealer Kinsey Marable built the library’s varied book collection based on the owner’s interests; he also supplied the 19th-century ladder and antique globe | archdigest.com

These Home Libraries are a Book Lover’s Dream

After Hurricane Katrina, designer Richard Keith Langham revisited and refreshed a Mississippi house he first decorated two decades ago. Dealer Kinsey Marable built the library’s varied book collection based on the owner’s interests; he also supplied the 19th-century ladder and antique globe | archdigest.com

Designer Stephen Shadley and actress Diane Keaton, who has a passion for restoring old California homes, turned the double-height entrance hall of her Spanish Colonial Revival house in Beverly Hills into an entrance library, filling it with pots and other artifacts as well as books devoted to the visual arts. “The library sets the mood,” explains Shadley. “It’s a distillation of everything that goes on in the house.” | archdigest.com

These Home Libraries are a Book Lover’s Dream

Designer Stephen Shadley and actress Diane Keaton, who has a passion for restoring old California homes, turned the double-height entrance hall of her Spanish Colonial Revival house in Beverly Hills into an entrance library, filling it with pots and other artifacts as well as books devoted to the visual arts. “The library sets the mood,” explains Shadley. “It’s a distillation of everything that goes on in the house.” | archdigest.com

New York City decorator Thomas Jayne restored a 19th-century house in Philadelphia to its former glory. In the library, where French Empire chairs flank an English Regency table, the bookshelf also serves as a backdrop for art | archdigest.com

These Home Libraries are a Book Lover’s Dream

New York City decorator Thomas Jayne restored a 19th-century house in Philadelphia to its former glory. In the library, where French Empire chairs flank an English Regency table, the bookshelf also serves as a backdrop for art | archdigest.com

It “makes vague reference to the classical Ionic order,” Katherine Newman says of the library in a postmodern Toronto house she designed with architectural designer/builder Peter Cebulak. The room’s finely carved capitals are complemented by a great number of noteworthy antiques, among them a circa 1790 satinwood worktable | archdigest.com

These Home Libraries are a Book Lover’s Dream

It “makes vague reference to the classical Ionic order,” Katherine Newman says of the library in a postmodern Toronto house she designed with architectural designer/builder Peter Cebulak. The room’s finely carved capitals are complemented by a great number of noteworthy antiques, among them a circa 1790 satinwood worktable | archdigest.com

Architect Margaret Griffin, in collaboration with architect Elyse Grinstein, renovated a home on Los Angeles’s West Side, an area that has natural creeks and groves of indigenous trees. The star tree here is a 300-year-old sycamore that shades a small spring and lush slope in back. The snug library “started out with a full brick wall facing the tree,” explains the owner, but the brick was replaced by sheets of glass to bridge the room’s connection to the outdoors | archdigest.com

These Home Libraries are a Book Lover’s Dream

Architect Margaret Griffin, in collaboration with architect Elyse Grinstein, renovated a home on Los Angeles’s West Side, an area that has natural creeks and groves of indigenous trees. The star tree here is a 300-year-old sycamore that shades a small spring and lush slope in back. The snug library “started out with a full brick wall facing the tree,” explains the owner, but the brick was replaced by sheets of glass to bridge the room’s connection to the outdoors | archdigest.com

This Washington, D.C. library, decorated by Mariette Himes Gomez, is dominated by paneling painted in a Donald Kaufman hue that recalls Wedgwood drabware; the neutral color scheme is warmed by the ruddy tones of the carpet | archdigest.com

These Home Libraries are a Book Lover’s Dream

This Washington, D.C. library, decorated by Mariette Himes Gomez, is dominated by paneling painted in a Donald Kaufman hue that recalls Wedgwood drabware; the neutral color scheme is warmed by the ruddy tones of the carpet | archdigest.com