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A Dome of Books


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

8 comments:

Millie said...

Just gorgeous Ann! As books are my very favourite things in life I'm drooling big time. Just the best post!
Millie ^_^

Pigtown-Design said...

i wouldn't say no... even though my house is 11.5 feet wide!

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW... amazing room... ooh to have the time to read! You could spend weeks in that room absorbing knowledge!
ENJOY the rest of the weekend!
Fifi

Things That Inspire said...

The first thing I thought when I saw this picture: it looks like the library from Beauty and the Beast, only a lot lighter and brighter! Great picture. It also reminds me a bit of the library in Bleinhem Palace in England.

Ms. Tee said...

Wow - I can't believe this library - it's amazing! And I thought *I* had a lot of books!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

ChaosLorenzo said...

wow, that's AMAZING!

Alkemie said...

WOWW. I LOVE Libraries and books, what an Amazing room!!

Shay said...

OHH how I woul loved to curl up on that couch with 4 or 5 books and cup of coffee!! I love to read and I love this room!

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