A little too overwhelming? Nah! At least not for me. This library might be too big for some of you but I love the grandness of this library. The design is very sophisticated and elegant with its marvelous dome ceiling, its interesting circular structure, and its many built-in bookcases. The comfortable sofa and armchairs with their Brunschwig & Fils slipcover would be relaxing and soothing to any book reader. The plush rugs from Stark add style and color to this very opulent surrounding. It would also be a good place to hold confidential meetings or intimate gatherings. I can see myself comfortably sleeping in that big soft sofa like I always do after a long read. And just to let you know, the second-floor gallery has a secret stairway hidden in one of the bookcases to allow access on books located there. How cool is that, having a secret passage just to get a hold of the book you want.
Architect: Thierry W. Despont
Interior Designer: Vincent Fourcade
Photo: Architectural Digest