Colorful Dining Room
To eliminate an inconsistent layout, we removed the wall dividing the dining room from the living room and added a polished brass and ebonized wood handrail to create a sweeping view into the living room. To highlight the family’s passion for reading, we created a beautiful library with custom shelves flanking a niche wallpapered with Flavor Paper’s bold Glow print with color-coded book spines to add pops of color. Tom Dixon pendant lights, acrylic chairs, and a geometric hide rug complete the look.
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5. Location: San Francisco, USAWhy we love itNot every rainbow needs a white background, either. This subdued library lets the family’s colourful books shine. As writer Junichiro Tanizaki remarks in his controversial ‘In Praise of Shadows’, “In the mansion called literature, I would have the eves deep and the walls dark”.Check out ingenious bookshelf designs in surprising spots