Living with books

Having bookshelves in your home keeps your space organized and creates a relaxed and extremely cosy atmosphere.

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“The room doesn’t get a lot of light, so I decided to make it cosy and turned it into an English-style portrait room, which is ridiculous, but fun,” says celebrity chef Alex Hitz. He lined his study with books from floor to ceiling and then hung a portrait of his friend Nan Kempner by Peter Rogers. Across from the armchairs is a statement wall upholstered Gastón y Daniela’s Tree of Life fabric.
The Sydney home of fashion designer Lee Mathews.  Concrete top table made by a friend… ‘we can never move it, it is too heavy but very useful’ says Lee!  Chairs and french school stools from Ici et La.  Navajo blanket from South West Trader – ‘I have a few of these things, I LOVE THEM’ says Lee…. ‘and a Parker side board… I know, everyone has one!’.  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.
The joy of reading takes center stage in this room, even in the presence of a gold-leaf table by Yves Klein. Photographs by Ivan Terestchenko; courtesy of Potter Style
Above: A wonderful old library in Tangier, from Salva Lopez.
Another view of Lee’s amazing loungeroom – and that library! French school stools and anglepoise lamp from Ici et La.  Navajo blanket from South West Trader.  Photo – Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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