Dark & Handsome Home Library Ideas

Even as we turn more and more to reading devices that make thousands of books available to on a single piece of technology, physical home libraries still have a warm place in many hearts. Recently these fantastic dark and handsome home libraries caught our attention. Will you join us for a little tour today?

Home Library

This home library shares space with a glamorous home office. We love the velvet lounges, tiered bar cart and of course, the wonderful wall of books.

Home Library

Black and white is chic and beautiful in a library/living room combination with dark walls and floor.

Home Library

Pops of brilliant color accent library shelves and fireplace in this charming living space. Underfoot is a vibrant rug laid on the wood floor.

Home Library

A stunning contemporary desk, wall art and black built-in bookcases come together to create a most inviting home office and library.

Home Library

Deep green accents this dark and slightly glamorous library. It seems this beautiful room would have made a splash in Old Hollywood, don’t you think?

Home Library

What do you love most about this unused wall turned into a gorgeously dark library? Is it the brass wall lights, the carpet or the shelves themselves? In any case, everything comes together perfectly.

Home Library

A superb combination of home office and home library has been created here. A gray velvet sofa is surrounded by dark built-in bookshelves.

Home Library

Dark with a lovely striped rug underfoot and a bright red cushion on the window seat are just right for this lovely space. Such an inviting look.

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Decorating Beautiful Nurseries & Rooms for Children

There’s one type of room that’s easy to decorate with a color palette that’s chosen simply based on personal choice with no regard to what’s “trending right now.” A nursery or child’s room is all about what color you and your child love. All white works with colorful accents, while a space infused with a bold color is great. From pale pastels to deep grays, the skies the limit when it comes to creating a space in which a child or children can thrive. Need some ideas for cool kids rooms? See what you think about these:

Childs Room

Stripes are always a beautiful option. A room to make Mom smile and a little girl happy is this lovely space in pink and gray. Aren’t the vintage suitcases, all pink, a fabulous storage idea?

Childs Room

From the colorful rug on the floor to the fantastic pendant light above, this happy space is all adorable feminine charm. We love the flamingo wall art hung against the pale pink wall.

Childs Room

Pompoms and fuzzy sheep–who could resist that combinations. This sweet room will bring a smile to your face.

Kids Room

This captivating coastal chic nursery in white and pink just might be our all-time favorite first room for baby. It’s perfect from the plan tent in the corner to the Eames rocking chair.

Kids Room

The most popular color for a little girl’s room is probably pink. This beautiful nursery will easily transform into a toddler bedroom and then continue to a wonderful space for years to come. How cool is that vibrant pink wall?

Childs Room

All chic and stylish in neutral tones, this attic bedroom is perfect for two or one with extra space for a sleepover.

Childs Room

With plenty of room to play or visit with Mom and Dad, this charming room is sure to please. What wonderful color and pattern!

Kids Room

There’s nothing moody about this amazing nursery with dark walls. It’s infused with color and named  “After the Rain.” So cool.

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About Marsala Pantone's Color of the Year 2015

Are you a fan of Pantone’s Color of the Year 2015 Marsala? Love this earthy comfortable hue or not, we’re sure to see a lot of it this year. The color experts at Pantone say, “The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.” Here are a few examples of Marsala and its companion hues to inspire your exploration of this 2015 color:

Pantone Marsala

“Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.”–Pantone.com

Pantone Marsala

We often follow cues from the fashion runway in our interiors. We love this flowing design from Matthew Williamsom’s spring 2015 ready-to-wear show. From a warm and wonderful yellow called Custard to sweet Lilac Herb and then finishing off at with Marsala, there’s a lot of Pantone color in this long dress.

Pantone Marsala

Don’t you think this modern cabinet collage is simply perfect. Among it’s many hues is a bit of Marsala here and there.

Pantone Marsala

Wall art is a wonderful way to experiment with color. Marsala shines in this massive piece.

Pantone Marsala

We are captivated by this charming vintage vignette with a gray wall behind. It’s a charming way to color-block with Marsala and blue.

Pantone Marsala

Accents of Marsala and charcoal take this elegant room to new heights.

Pantone Marsala

A wall painted in Marsala is a great way to take this 2015 color for a test drive.

Pantone Marsala

Much more than one wall and a tryout, this beautiful living room goes all out for Marsala. We love the painted woodwork and the brilliant white fireplace.

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