Library Design: Before and After

The journey of a project from start to finish always fascinates me.  This particular library design, part of a whole-house remodel, involved a dramatic transformation that completely changed the mood and feel of the space.  The library originally had knotty pine ceilings and walls that darkened the room and detracted from some of the more desirable features, such as the built in shelves and the fireplace.  Here’s what the library originally looked like:

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We lightened up the library by painting the walls a light grey.  We chose a custom medium charcoal grey lacquer for the ceiling, reupholstered the furniture, and updated the lighting.  For the floor, we chose a rug with an all over pattern that mirrors the hue of the ceiling.  Complimentary artwork and carefully edited accessories round out the finished library.

Hirsch_Lismore9947Hirsch_Lismore9946Greenwich CT Amy Aidinis Hirsch Interior DesignThis project is a great example of how a room doesn’t need a complete remodel to achieve a new look!