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Zillow Real Estate

Dig this trend: home libraries for book lovers

comp:0000516cf73e:00000000fd:387c 0 <div class="the-content clearfix"><p>Spring showers are the perfect time for a comfy chair, warm cup of tea and good book. In honor of National Library Week, we’ve rounded up a few of the most novel and weekend-worthy home libraries from <a title="Zillow Digs" href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/">Zillow Digs</a>.</p> <h3>Country comfort</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/country-home-offices-1983280961/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117149" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: Libraries for Book Lovers" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Library-1-dbce3c-e1365797404393.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></a></p> <p>Once labeled &#8220;stuffy&#8221; and &#8220;outdated&#8221; in the design community, bold wallpaper is one of the top interior trends of 2013. Traditional country hues of pink and green transport this <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/cottage-library/">garden-fresh library</a> to the English countryside.</p> <h3>In a box</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/modern-home-offices-1838407094/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117150" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: Libraries for Book Lovers" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Library-5-988e0e-e1365797497338.jpg" width="500" height="365"/></a></p> <p>Individual storage cubes fuse together to create a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/modern-library/">modern library</a> wall and built-in storage unit.</p> <h3>Rustic respite</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/rustic-home-offices-1801064541/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117151" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: Libraries for Book Lovers" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Library-3-1a9b66-e1365797575356.jpg" width="500" height="359"/></a></p> <p>Looking for a quiet weekend? Spanish romance and wood paneling create the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/rustic-library/">ultimate reader&#8217;s den</a> for days when a good book will do.</p> <h3>Statement maker</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/unknowns-1984085564/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117153" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: Libraries for Book Lovers" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Library-4-078cbb-e1365797680404.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></a></p> <p>A magnificent 5,000-volume library with floor-to-ceiling millwork provides a secluded and seemingly endless setting for avid readers.</p> <h3>Set apart</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/unknowns-1984194766/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117154" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: Libraries for Book Lovers" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Library-6-197f08-e1365797772705.jpg" width="500" height="667"/></a></p> <p>Float above the day&#8217;s hustle and bustle while perusing novels in this lofted home library, or venture downstairs for more literary inspiration.</p> <h3>Contemporary study</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/unknowns-1984197723/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117155" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: Libraries for Book Lovers" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Library-7-d570c2-e1365797842646.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></a></p> <p>Sure to be an instant &#8220;bestseller,&#8221; dark espresso tones lend this study an air of luxury and sophistication.</p> <h3>Layered texture</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/eclectic-home-offices-1984394130/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117156" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: Libraries for Book Lovers" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Library-8-0be77b-e1365797900424.jpg" width="500" height="333"/></a></p> <p>It&#8217;s not every day you see a decadent European-style library in the heart of California. This look embraces the concept of livable art by incorporating strong statement pieces such as a Turkish rug and intricate carved mantle.</p> <h3>Going up</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/contemporary-home-offices-1821308524/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117157" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: Libraries for Book Lovers" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Library-2-bfce18-e1365797936138.jpg" width="500" height="668"/></a></p> <p>Built with little readers in mind, this <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/bookshelf/">one-of-a-kind bookshelf</a> features a pint-sized pulley seat for hard-to-reach books.</p> <p><strong>See more book lovers&#8217; libraries on <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/library/">Zillow Digs</a>!</strong></p> <p><strong>Related:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-02-12/get-this-look-statement-wall/">Get This Look: Statement Wall</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-04-01/hottest-digs-of-march-2013/">Hottest Digs of March 2013</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-03-25/dig-this-trend-you-shower-where/">Dig This Trend: Out-of-the-Box Showers</a></li> </ul> </div><div class="the-content clearfix"><p>Spring showers are the perfect time for a comfy chair, warm cup of tea and good book. In honor of National Library Week, we’ve rounded up a few of the most novel and weekend-worthy home libraries from <a title="Zillow Digs" href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/">Zillow Digs</a>.</p> <h3>Country comfort</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/country-home-offices-1983280961/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117149" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: Libraries for Book Lovers" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Library-1-dbce3c-e1365797404393.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></a></p> <p>Once labeled &#8220;stuffy&#8221; and &#8220;outdated&#8221; in the design community, bold wallpaper is one of the top interior trends of 2013. Traditional country hues of pink and green transport this <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/cottage-library/">garden-fresh library</a> to the English countryside.</p> <h3>In a box</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/modern-home-offices-1838407094/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117150" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: Libraries for Book Lovers" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Library-5-988e0e-e1365797497338.jpg" width="500" height="365"/></a></p> <p>Individual storage cubes fuse together to create a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/modern-library/">modern library</a> wall and built-in storage unit.</p> <h3>Rustic respite</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/rustic-home-offices-1801064541/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117151" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: Libraries for Book Lovers" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Library-3-1a9b66-e1365797575356.jpg" width="500" height="359"/></a></p> <p>Looking for a quiet weekend? Spanish romance and wood paneling create the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/rustic-library/">ultimate reader&#8217;s den</a> for days when a good book will do.</p> <h3>Statement maker</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/unknowns-1984085564/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117153" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: Libraries for Book Lovers" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Library-4-078cbb-e1365797680404.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></a></p> <p>A magnificent 5,000-volume library with floor-to-ceiling millwork provides a secluded and seemingly endless setting for avid readers.</p> <h3>Set apart</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/unknowns-1984194766/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117154" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: Libraries for Book Lovers" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Library-6-197f08-e1365797772705.jpg" width="500" height="667"/></a></p> <p>Float above the day&#8217;s hustle and bustle while perusing novels in this lofted home library, or venture downstairs for more literary inspiration.</p> <h3>Contemporary study</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/unknowns-1984197723/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117155" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: Libraries for Book Lovers" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Library-7-d570c2-e1365797842646.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></a></p> <p>Sure to be an instant &#8220;bestseller,&#8221; dark espresso tones lend this study an air of luxury and sophistication.</p> <h3>Layered texture</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/eclectic-home-offices-1984394130/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117156" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: Libraries for Book Lovers" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Library-8-0be77b-e1365797900424.jpg" width="500" height="333"/></a></p> <p>It&#8217;s not every day you see a decadent European-style library in the heart of California. This look embraces the concept of livable art by incorporating strong statement pieces such as a Turkish rug and intricate carved mantle.</p> <h3>Going up</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/contemporary-home-offices-1821308524/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117157" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: Libraries for Book Lovers" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Library-2-bfce18-e1365797936138.jpg" width="500" height="668"/></a></p> <p>Built with little readers in mind, this <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/bookshelf/">one-of-a-kind bookshelf</a> features a pint-sized pulley seat for hard-to-reach books.</p> <p><strong>See more book lovers&#8217; libraries on <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/library/">Zillow Digs</a>!</strong></p> <p><strong>Related:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-02-12/get-this-look-statement-wall/">Get This Look: Statement Wall</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-04-01/hottest-digs-of-march-2013/">Hottest Digs of March 2013</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-03-25/dig-this-trend-you-shower-where/">Dig This Trend: Out-of-the-Box Showers</a></li> </ul> </div>
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