Every now and then I run across a photo of a dining room that doubles as a library and it stops me in my tracks. It’s just so unexpected to see shelves of books in a dining room. But it creates such a warm and interesting space, don’t you think?
Here are some of my favorites.
This fabulous room is from author Jane Green’s former Connecticut home. You can read about it and see the rest of the house here.
From the portfolio of Victoria Hagen Interiors.
I’ve shared this home before. It used to be owned by actor George Peppard.
The dining room of a Houston, Texas penthouse.
A Malibu home via Vogue.
Billy Cotton’s Vermont dining room.
This colorful dining room is in London’s Notting Hill.
What I love about these dining room libraries, in particular, is that the bookcases aren’t carefully styled. You can tell these are the libraries of booklovers, where the books get taken on and off the shelves a lot.
What do you think? Do you like the library/dining room combo?