• Library: Private Observatory in Coral Gables, Fla.

    The two-level walnut and cherry wood library comes equipped with its own elevator.   See the Image

  • Library: Bob Hope's Former Estate in Toluca Lake, Calif.

    Just off the foyer, the warm, wood-paneled library looks elegant with built-ins and a brick fireplace. The enormous estate also houses a massive living room, bar, billiard room, formal dining room,…   See the Image

  • Library: Historic Stone Estate in Darien, Conn.

    In the wood-paneled library, built-in bookshelves line one wall opposite an elegantly carved fireplace with stone inlay. The home dates back to 1897, but renovations have brought the historic home…   See the Image

  • Den: Georgian Elegance in Seattle

    The otherwise dark decor in the wood-paneled den gets a boost of light from the surrounding windows. Fun prints, including floral and animal print pillows, add a touch of texture to the space.   See the Image

  • Located 25 miles north of Manhattan, the Castle Hotel & Spa overlooks the Hudson River. Featuring 31 rooms and suites, the main tower of the castle forms the highest point in Westchester County,…   See the Image

  • Library: Black-and-White Bath in Paris, France

    A lipstick red wall color gives the library its contemporary feel, while plush furniture allows it to feel like a cozy space to enjoy a good book. A sliding ladder makes books that are on the top…   See the Image

  • Reading Nook: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

    Three original stained glass panels shine in the library's bay window. The center one features a portrait of former owner Edward Martyn, a leading figure in the Irish Literary and Artistic revival,…   See the Image

  • Reading Room for Kids

    There are kid's rooms, then there are kid's rooms. Madrid-based design studio Playoffice specializes in outfitting homes with amazing kid-friendly spaces, and we're not just talking cute little…   Read the Blog

  • Reading Room for Kids

    Published 02/21/14 in Houses
    Reading Room for Kids

    Playoffice, a design firm based in Madrid, created this "Reading Net" for kids (or adults).   See the Image

  • The Augustine Hotel is named after the still functioning, Augustinian St. Thomas Monastery, which was established in the 13th century. Guests of hotel can peruse the private library…   See the Image