The rich colour scheme of this library was determined by a Mannerist painting by the sixteenth century artist Francesco Morandini. http://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/interiors/bookshelf-ideas-living-room-study-design/traditional-black-and-red-floor-to-ceiling-bookshelves?next#ViewImage
Floor to ceiling bookshelves add visual impact in tis small sitting room. http://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/interiors/bookshelf-ideas-living-room-study-design/floor-to-ceiling-bookshelves-beata-heuman?next#ViewImage
"There are many nations that have perfected a particular room. You know, you have the French drawing-room, the Austrian ball room, the German dining room, and I think the library is a room the English get right." Julian Fellowes
A great place to curl up. I've always dreamed of having an indoor library as a room in my future home. Comfy chairs, coffee table, shelves upon shelves of books, open backyard window, NO tv in that room.