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Library: Lounge Seating

Jun 23 2010

We’ve decided to add a lounge chair to our library – the decision was easy, since I don’t think we’ll have room for anything else.

If I could have my way, I’d put an FK87 grasshopper lounge chair in this room. I’ve loved this piece for years, but sadly my wallet wouldn’t be too pleased if I took the plunge.
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Ditto for Poul Kjaerholm’s PK22 Easy Chair (or any PK pieces for that matter). You never know, though. I’m going to keep my eyes open for a good vintage find. For now, I’ll just admire the shots below.
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Even though the Eames lounge chair is totally overdone, I do love it. There’s a reason it’s a classic. It’s comfy and stunning and would do the trick nicely. Same goes for the Knoll Womb Chair. Once you sit in one, you’ll understand why you keep seeing these pieces all around.
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Above: Photos care of Plastolux

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Library: Set the Tone

Jun 21 2010

Onto the Library. In our house, this room is going to border our living room. The main floor is going to be pretty much wide-open. But I’m really excited about this space; it will offer a little cozy corner to escape to when need be. While the rest of the floor will have white walls and be airy, this space is going to have dark wood shelves and charcoal walls.

The sliding doors will likely stay open most of the time, but they’re there if needed. We’re not talking about a big amount of space here, but just enough to house our books, a built in desk and a lounge chair of some sort.

I’ve posted shots of bookshelves before, but here are a few more to get some inspiration going.

Below: Photo care of Roger Davies
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Below: Architect Peter Eisenman care of Dwell Magazine
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Below: Photo by Mikkel Vang
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Below: Delson or Sherman Architects
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Below: Photo from The Brooklyn Home Company
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Below: Diane Von Furstenberg’s Hampton’s home. Photo from Habitually Chic
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Below: Photo from Sarah Blee
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Below: Design by Magdalena Keck
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Below: Design by Feldman Architects
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